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Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Information

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The Criminal Justice Act ("CJA") Panel is a group of qualified and court-approved attorneys who are eligible for appointment by the Court to represent individuals in criminal cases who are unable for financial reasons to retain counsel. The appointments are made by the Court on a rotating basis among members of the panel. Consideration is given to the nature of the case and the relative experience of the panel members before appointments are made.
Compensation for work performed as a CJA Panel member is provided by the government following review and approval of vouchers submitted to and approved by the Court. Hourly compensation rates and limitations are posted on this web site. Appointment to the panel requires the approval of the Court. Applications submitted by May 31 of each year are reviewed in June. Prospective panelists must be active members in good standing of the Court's Bar and should review the Membership Criteria. To apply to become a member of the CJA Panel, complete and submit an Application for CJA Panel Membership to:
CJA Panel Supervising Attorney
CJA Panel Applications
United States Courthouse
351 S. West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101


Updated: 01/14/2019