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Western WA Federal Public Defender Seeks Applicants for Criminal Justice Act Panel and Mentor Program
January 9, 2024 | Erin Stewart

The Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington is currently accepting applications for its Criminal Justice Act (CJA) felony panel and to the CJA Mentor Program, which provides structured, paid opportunities for seasoned criminal defense attorneys to gain exposure to federal practice. Please find the application located on our website. Applications are due March 1, 2024. Questions may be submitted to

CJA Panel Administrator Natalie Harmon and CJA Resource Counsel Jenn Kaplan are hosting a virtual open house for prospective applicants to learn more about the CJA Panel and Mentor Program on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at noon. We will discuss the selection process, requirements for the mentor program, compensation, and more.

Here is the Zoom information:

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