Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel Applications Now Open for US Court of Appeals, 2d Cir.

The Criminal Justice Act Committee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is accepting applications for service on the Court’s Criminal Justice Act Panel. CJA Panel Members represent indigent criminal defendants and petitioners for habeas corpus.

Admission to practice before this Court is a necessary qualification for membership on the Panel. The Court seeks attorneys of superior experience and proven competence in federal appellate criminal defense work. The qualifications of attorneys applying for service on the Panel will be examined by the CJA Committee’s Attorney Advisory Group, which will make recommendations for membership on the Panel. Membership on the Panel will be for a term of one to three years, at the discretion of the Court. Attorneys currently serving on the panel need not reapply until the expiration of their present term.

Application forms for membership on the Criminal Justice Act Panel are available at the Court’s website, or by calling 212-857-8702.

A signed original application, one copy of each of your appellate briefs, and three paper copies of the completed application and your resumé, along with a CD containing both your completed applications and resumé, must be received by the Clerk of Court by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 3, 2023.

Please check the Court’s website periodically for CJA developments.

On Friday, February 24, AABANY, together with the Korean American Lawyers Association of New York (KALAGNY), the Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York (FALA-New York), the Muslim Bar Association of New York (MuBANY) and the Migrant Center, Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, presented a Writ of Habeas Corpus Training to a full house at San Damiano Hall at the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi on West 31st Street.

The course covered the recent Executive Orders on immigration and provided training on filing habeas corpus petitions. Among the speakers was Immigration and Nationality Law Committee Co-Chair Amanda Bernardo.

For more photos from the event, click on the embedded Facebook post above from FALA-New York.

Thanks to everyone who took part in this important and timely program, and thanks to KALAGNY for spearheading the organization of this event.