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 16-2 govern the Western District of Oklahoma’s plan for the implementation of the CJA. In accordance with General Order 16-2, 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 16-2 for more details.

Local Rules

Q. How do I get on the CJA panel of attorneys?

Application forms for membership on the CJA Panel are available. Please contact CJA PANEL ADMIN at 405-609-5969.

Q. How long does it take to process my payment?

It generally takes 2-4 weeks to process payments depending on whether Circuit approval is needed.

Q. Who do I contact about my payment?

Contact Kira in the U.S. District Court Clerk’s office at 405-609-5074.