The Federal Defender and the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Standing Committee for the Western District of Washington will be considering applications to join the Seattle and Tacoma CJA panels during their annual January review.
If interested in applying to either panel, please review the prerequisites, qualifications, obligations, and duties required for participation in these panels. See CJA Plan for the Western District of Washington at http://waw.fd.org/cja/plan_ and_manual/CJA%20Plan,%20Appx% 20A-C%20(2017).pdf.
The application can be found here: http://waw.fd.org/cja_ panelapp.php.
For consideration in January 2018, the completed application, along with a letter of interest and a resume, should be sent by email to Michael_Filipovic@fd.org or Natalie_Harmon@fd.org no later than January 10, 2018.
The Standing Committee reviews the applications, conducts reference checks, and interviews finalists for the panels. The Committee then makes recommendations to the District Court judges for final determination.