CJA Panel Resources:

What is the "CJA Panel"?

The Criminal Justice Act -- or "CJA" -- panel for the Eastern District of Washington consist of private attorneys who accept appointed cases where a conflict prevents appointment of the Federal Public Defender. CJA counsel are reimbursed for their representation by the United States District Court, according to rates set by Congress. Funds for investigators, experts, and other defense-related staff are also reimbursed by the Court.

Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Information

List of CJA Panel members in the area

Brief Bank

Monthly CLE Schedules:

3rd Thursday Schedule (Spokane)

United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit

Published Ninth Circuit Opinions

The Sentencing Resource Counsel Project
"The primary purpose of this website is to make available a large number of documents and materials from the public record of the United States Sentencing Commission that are not currently available on its website and are otherwise difficult to obtain. These include public comment (including public comment regarding the initial guideline development process), written hearing testimony from early amendment cycles (and some others), hearing transcripts (before 1997), and various reports."

Northwest Immigration Rights Project
"NWIRP promotes justice for low-income immigrants by pursuing and defending their legal status. We focus on providing direct legal services, supported by our education and public policy work. "

National Institute of Justice
"The National Institute of Justice — the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice — is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. NIJ provides objective and independent knowledge and tools to reduce crime and promote justice, particularly at the state and local levels."