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Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington Conflict Panel Seeks Attorneys AND Pilot Mentor Program Participants
December 5, 2019 | Scott Shoemaker

The conflict panel for the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington, better known as the CJA panel, is currently accepting applications. Successful applicants will be seasoned criminal defense attorneys with substantial federal defense experience and a demonstrated commitment to representing people who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer.

In addition, we are seeking applicants to our pilot mentor program. The aim of the mentor program is to provide instruction and second-chair opportunities to experienced attorneys who need more exposure to federal criminal cases before being accepted to the panel. We are proposing to the Court that mentees be compensated and will announce rate information when it is available.

Applications for all of the above-mentioned programs are due December 13, 2019. For more information or a copy of the application, please contact CJA resource counsel Jennifer Kaplan at