United States District Court - Northern District Court of California

Phyllis J. Hamilton, Chief Judge

Richard W. Wieking, Clerk of Court

Criminal Justice Act (CJA)

The Criminal Justice Act (CJA) (United States Code: Title 18, § 3006A) provides federal funds for attorneys, experts, and services necessary for the adequate representation of indigent defendants. In the Northern District, the CJA Unit of the Clerk's Office administers the CJA.

In addition to overseeing payment to counsel and experts, the CJA Unit serves as a resource for panel members in their representation of indigent clients.


Effective December 1, 2013, Northern District of California CJA attorneys and their approved associates must use eVoucher to enter their time and submit their vouchers for all pending cases.

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