Kansas CJA Panel applications now being accepted

The Criminal Justice Act Panel is a group of qualified attorneys selected by a committee of judges and experienced attorneys to represent individuals in federal criminal cases who are financially unable to retain counsel. The appointments are made on a rotating basis; the goal is for each attorney on the general panel to receive about six felony appointments each year. The current attorney hourly rate is $158.

Kansas CJA Panel applications are now being accepted until May 6, 2022. The new three-year term begins on July 1, 2022. Qualifications for panel members can be found in the district’s CJA Plan at section IX(C)(2) which can be found here. First time applicants should use the application form here; members currently on the panel should use the reapplication form here.

If you have any questions about the application process or the CJA program in general, please contact Laura Shaneyfelt, CJA Resource Counsel, at laura_shaneyfelt@fd.org or 316-761-3652.