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, excellent oral and written advocacy skills, and a demonstrated commitment to representing people who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer.
In addition, we are seeking applicants to our mentor program, which provides instruction and paid second-chair opportunities to experienced attorneys who need more exposure to federal criminal cases before being accepted to the panel.
The CJA Panel and Mentor Program Combined Application is available at https://waw.fd.org/node/2795.
We are hosting an open house for prospective applicants to learn more about the CJA Panel and Mentor Program on September 28 at noon. Here is the Zoom information:
Applications are due October 15, 2021. Questions may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.