CJA (Criminal Justice Act)
Q. I served as court appointed counsel pursuant to the CJA of 1996. Am I responsible for the appeal?
Local Criminal Rule 44.1 and 44.2 and General Order 09-03 govern the Western District of Oklahoma’s plan for the implementation of the CJA. In accordance with General Order 09-03, your appointment remains in full force and effect until relieved of duty by order of the district court or the Court of Appeals. See General Order 09-03 for more details.
Application forms for membership on the CJA Panel are available, upon request, from the U.S. Public Defender’s office. Please contact that office at 405-609-5930.
It generally takes 2-4 weeks to process payments depending on whether Circuit approval is needed.
Contact Kathy Rose in the U.S. District Court Clerk’s office at 405-609-5028.