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Federal clerkship applications accepted

The Criminal Justice Act Committee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is accepting applications for service on the court’s Criminal Justice Act Panel.

CJA Panel Members, who must be admitted to practice before the court, represent indigent criminal defendants and petitioners for habeas corpus.

The court seeks attorneys of superior experience and proven competence in federal appellate criminal defense work. The qualifications of attorney applicants 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 at, 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 p.m. April 1.