Attorneys wishing to be considered for membership on the CJA Panel who meet the eligibility requirements may submit an application no later than March 31, 2016.
The Court is seeking applicants to fill the vacancies created upon the retirement of two United States Magistrate Judges for the Northern District of Ohio at Cleveland: Nancy A. Vecchiarelli, effective July 22, 2016, and Kenneth S. McHargh, effective September 30, 2016. The Judicial Conference of the United States has recently authorized the appointment of a replacement magistrate judge to fill the vacancy created upon the retirement of Magistrate Judge Vecchiarelli, and the Court is proceeding to advertise for the vacancy created upon the recently announced retirement of Magistrate Judge McHargh, while approval is being sought from the Judicial Conference of the United States to fill his vacancy.
Judge Solomon Oliver, Jr., Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, announced that Judge Thomas M. Parker was selected to serve as a United States Magistrate Judge in Cleveland. Judge Parker was selected by the Judges of the District Court to serve an eight-year term subject to standard FBI and IRS investigations. He will replace Magistrate Judge Greg A. White, who will retire effective February 29, 2016. Judge Oliver said, “We are extremely pleased to have Thomas Parker join the court as a Magistrate Judge. He has distinguished himself as a jurist and as a practitioner."
CJA attorneys and experts, get ready for CJA eVoucher.
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio will soon be implementing CJA eVoucher, a web-based, paperless application to electronically process payments to attorneys and experts under the Criminal Justice Act (CJA). CJA eVoucher will replace the current paper based CJA process.
CJA eVoucher feature and benefits include:
· Web-based application that is accessible anywhere via the internet.
· Includes rate tables that ensure appropriate mileage and representation rates.
· Performs calculations which reduce mathematical errors.
· Expedites voucher preparation time, processing and payment time.
· Reduces manual voucher processing errors and improves internal controls.
· Transfers vouchers electronically between the District and Circuit Courts.
· Integrated email system and notifications of voucher approvals.
For more information: http://www.ohnd.uscourts.gov/home/attorney-information/appointment-of-counsel-cja/
The PACER Service Center (PSC) has developed the PACER Administrative Account (PAA), a consolidated billing and online account management process for groups such as law firms, financial organizations and educational or research institutions. For more information on establishing a PAA account for your firm, view the PAA User Manual (https://www.pacer.gov/documents/paausermanual.pdf) and visit the PACER Service Center web page for PACER Administrative Account Registration (https://www.pacer.gov/reg_firm.html).