The City Bar’s Minorities in the Courts Committee presents Getting Appointed to a Criminal Justice Act (“CJA”) Panel for the 2nd Circuit and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 p.m.
Location: New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY
Cost: There is no charge for this program
Members of the CJA panel represent persons charged with federal criminal offenses who are financially unable to obtain counsel. Panelists representing the CJA Panels for the Eastern and Southern Districts and the 2nd Circuit will discuss the appointment and application process; the prestige of being appointed; the need for to further diversity; mentorship programs, which were created to assist in increasing the number of minority and women applicants and panel members; and other available resources to get on these panels.