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Chapter 4, § 450: Apportionment of Cases Between Defender Organizations and the Panel

Guide to Judiciary Policy, Vol 7 Defender Services, Part A Guidelines for Administering the CJA and Related Statutes, Chapter 4: Defender Organizations

§ 450 Apportionment of Cases Between Defender Organizations and the Panel

(a) Recognizing that federal defender organizations consistently furnish high-quality representation to CJA defendants and provide a cost-effective alternative to representation by CJA panel attorneys, the Judicial Conference has recommended that courts take steps to increase the number of cases assigned to federal defender organizations. (JCUS- MAR 93, pp. 13-14).

(b) In districts currently served by a defender organization these steps should include:

(1) approval of additional assistant federal defender staff in appropriate circumstances; and

(2) review and adjustment of district appointment procedures.

Chapter Appendices

Appendix 4A: Community Defender Organization: Grant and Conditions (pdf)(word)
Appendix 4B: Model Code of Conduct for Federal Community Defender Employees (pdf)(word)

Last substantive revision (Transmittal 07-002) January 21, 2011
Last revised (minor technical changes) December 18, 2014