CJA (Criminal Justice Act)
Q. I served as Court appointed counsel pursuant to the CJA of 1996. Am I responsible for the appeal? 
Local Criminal Rule 44.1 and 44.2 and General Order 16-2  govern the Western District of Oklahoma’s plan for the implementation of the CJA. In accordance with General Order 16-2,  your appointment remains in full force and effect until relieved of duty by order of the district Court or the Court of Appeals. See General Order 16-2  for more details.
Application forms for membership on the CJA Panel are available. Please contact CJA PANEL ADMIN at 405-609-5969.
It generally takes 2-4 weeks to process payments depending on whether Circuit approval is needed.
Contact Kira in the U.S. District Court Clerk’s office at 405-609-5074.