The Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is accepting applications to serve
on the court's Criminal Justice Act ("CJA") Panel including: (1) applications
from attorneys not currently on the panel; and (2) reapplications from panel
members whose terms expire on October 1, 2011. To be considered for
membership, an attorney must be a member of the bar of the Court in good
standing; have a demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, federal
criminal law and appellate procedure; have a commitment to indigent criminal
defense; and be willing to accept at least one CJA appellate appointment each
Instructions and application forms may be downloaded from the court's website
at www.ca1.uscourts.gov under the "CJA
Materials" button. They may also be obtained from the Clerk of Court.
Attorneys not currently on the panel should complete the form titled
"Questionnaire and Application for Membership on the First Circuit Criminal
Justice Act ("CJA") Panel" and submit the attachments identified in the
form. Panel members who are reapplying should complete the form titled
"Reapplication for Membership on the First Circuit Criminal Justice Act ("CJA")
Panel" and submit the attachments identified in the form.
Completed applications and attachments should be mailed to the Clerk and must
be received no later than June 13, 2011 at 5 p.m. Applications will be
reviewed by the CJA Panel Advisory Committee, which will make recommendations to
the court. Applicants will be notified in the early fall.
Appointments and reappointments will be for a four-year term. Attorneys
whose terms do not expire on October 1, 2011 should not reapply at this time;
rather, they will be given an opportunity to reapply closer to the expiration
date of their term. Attorneys who want to confirm when their term expires should
contact Donna Barchard at (617) 748-9061.