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Chapter 4, § 440: Assignment of Cases

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

§ 440 Assignment of Cases

To ensure the effective supervision and management of the organization, federal public defenders and community defenders should be responsible for the assignment of cases within their own offices. Accordingly, appointments by the court or U.S. magistrate judge should be made in the name of the organization (i.e., the federal public defender or community defender), rather than in the name of an individual staff attorney within the organization.

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 revised (Transmittal 07-015) July 25, 2023