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.
Last substantive revision (Transmittal 07-011) February 6, 2019
Last revised (minor technical changes) November 9, 2021