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The conflict panel for the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington, better known as the CJA Panel, is currently accepting applications. Successful applicants will be seasoned criminal defense attorneys with substantial federal experience, excellent oral and written advocacy skills, and a demonstrated commitment to representing people who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer.

In addition, we are seeking applicants to our mentor program, which provides instruction and paid second-chair opportunities to experienced felony trial attorneys who need more exposure to federal criminal cases before being accepted to the Panel.

We are sponsoring a virtual open house for attorneys who are interested in learning more about CJA Panel work on August 30, 2022 at noon:

Passcode: 675483

Additional information and the application for both the CJA Panel and the Mentor Program is available at

Applications are due September 30, 2022. Questions may be submitted to

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