Ninth Circuit Criminal Justice Act ResourcesCircuit-wide CJA policies, procedures, and relevant information for CJA attorneys, administrators, and staff.
The Ninth Circuit’s Case Budgeting Attorneys work with CJA panel attorneys on funding and case management issues to enhance the quality of representation while promoting cost effectiveness.
WHAT IS THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT?
The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees an accused the right to representation by counsel in serious criminal prosecutions. Enacted in 1964, the CJA establishes a comprehensive system for appointing and compensating legal representation for accused persons who are financially unable to retain counsel in federal criminal proceedings.