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eVoucher passwords expire every 180 days.  If you receive a message when logging in to eVoucher saying that your password has expired and should be reset, you can reset your own password by clicking the "Forgot your login?" link below the login area. eVoucher Instructions For Password Expiration


CJA eVoucher Help Desk: (216) 357-7003

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Appointment of Counsel (CJA)

CJA Plan


CJA Panel Membership Application


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Panel Member Lists





CJA Fee Exempt Pacer Accounts

CJA Panel attorneys can register with the PACER Service Center for a fee exempt PACER account that may be used for cases in which they have been appointed as CJA counsel.

Use of a fee exempt PACER account is NOT permitted for private cases, thus CJA Panel members will need to have two PACER accounts if they wish to take advantage of the CJA fee exempt status: a fee exempt account for CJA appointed cases and a non-exempt account for retained/private cases. CJA Panel members will need to take care to ensure that the two accounts are each used properly. Please be aware that fee exempt PACER accounts are audited regularly for improper usage.

Instructions for obtaining a fee exempt PACER account

Training Opportunities

National CJA Voucher Training Materials

 2019 Federal Criminal Practice Seminar - Tips and Tricks


Questions regarding CJA?


Panel Appointment: (216) 357-7068
eVoucher Help Desk:

(216) 357-7003

Office of the Federal
Public Defender:

(216) 522-4856