CJA Resources

The Office of Defender Services Training Branch (http://www.fd.org/) in Washington, D.C. provides support to panel attorneys in CJA cases. The Branch has special expertise in federal criminal law and procedure, including guideline sentencing. The hotline telephone number is 800-788-9908. The branch website includes a page for panel attorneys (http://www.fd.org/odstb_CJAPanelInfo.htm), which offers CJA forms and instructions, current CJA rates, an overview of procedures pertaining to appointment under the CJA, and other information. This website also includes Volume VII of the Guide to Judiciary Polices and Procedures. The Guide provides guidelines for the administration of the CJA and related statues provided pursuant to approval of the Judicial Conference of the United States.

For Litigation Support, please visit http://www.fd.org/odstb_LitigationSupport.htm. Here you will find information on common Litigation Support Terms, E-Discovery, Resource Materials and even a Litigation Support Blog. You will also find the National Litigation Support Team's contact information. They are a great resource center and serve as CJA consultants for all litigation support aspects of your case from beginning to end.


Please review the following memorandum from James C. Duff regarding Managing Large Volumes of Discovery in Federal CJA Cases: DIR15-053.pdf

Please review the following memorandum from Theodore Lidz regarding obtaining Criminal Justice Act subsection (e) services without prior authorization: ODS-134.pdf


CJA Voucher Instructions

CJA Handbook


Notice of Appeal (Fillable)

Financial Affidavit

CJA Panel Application

AO 466 A S - Waiver of Rule 5 and 5-1 Hearings_0

AO 468 S - Waiver of a Preliminary Hearing_0



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