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
(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.
Last revised (Transmittal 07-011) February 6, 2019