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Job Posted: May 18, 2016 

The Office of the Federal Public Defender, Districts of Colorado and Wyoming, is hiring a Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Coordinating Attorney to serve the District of Colorado Criminal Justice Act Panel. This office operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C.§ 3006A,  to provide zealous and professional legal representation to persons unable to afford counsel, who are charged with criminal offenses in the United States District Courts in Colorado and Wyoming, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Job Description:  The CJA Coordinating Attorney will be responsible for the systematic distribution of cases to and for the management of the CJA Panel attorneys. The CJA Coordinating Attorney will be responsible for opening and processing all new CJA appointments in the District of Colorado eVoucher program, and will review panel attorney claims for reimbursement and other services for mathematical and technical accuracy, reasonableness under the Criminal Justice Act, and for conformity with the Guidelines for the Administration of the Criminal Justice Act (Vol. VII, Guide to Judiciary Policies and Procedures). The CJA Coordinating Attorney will also be expected to develop and administer a Continuing Legal Education training program for attorneys serving on the District Court Criminal Justice Act Panel. Additionally, the CJA Coordinating Attorney will provide substantive legal analysis, advice, and assistance on all CJA Panel matters.  This is a full-time staff attorney position that will not permit court appearances or engagement in the private practice of law. Selection, compensation, and supervision of this position is the sole responsibility of the Federal Public Defender.

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