The Criminal Justice Act (“CJA”) Plan of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio sets forth provisions for furnishing representation in federal court for any person financially unable to obtain representation in accordance with the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A. Pursuant to Section VI(A)(1)(a) of the CJA Plan, the Court shall establish panels of private attorneys for each court location in the district who are eligible and desire to be appointed to provide representation in criminal cases under the Criminal Justice Act.
Pursuant to Section VI(A)(1)(b) of the CJA Plan, to be considered for appointment to the CJA Panel:
“Attorneys . . . must be members in good standing of the Federal Bar of this Court, have experience in, and knowledge of, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, and the United States Sentencing Guidelines and have five (5) years experience in felony trials in state or federal court. In addition, panel attorneys must certify completion of at least one seminar annually on federal criminal defense practice.”
Effective January 1, 2006, all attorneys are required to file electronically pursuant to modifications to Local Civil Rule 5.1(c) and Local Criminal Rule 49.2(c) and pursuant to its Electronic Filing Policies and Procedures Manual.
Attorneys wishing to be considered for membership on a CJA Panel who meet the eligibility requirements may submit an application no later than March 31, 2015 to:
Clerk of Court
ATTN: CJA Panel Application
Carl B. Stokes U.S. Court House
801 West Superior Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44113-1830
Applications for membership on the Criminal Justice Act Panel may be obtained at the Intake Counter of the Clerk’s Offices located in Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown and Toledo and through the Court’s website http://www.ohnd.uscourts.gov/home/attorney-information/appointment-of-counsel-cja/. Completed applications may be returned by mail or email.
Department of Jobs and Family Services
Huron County Child Support Enforcement Agency (“CSEA”) wants to enter into a IV-D Contract with an Ohio licensed attorney. Said attorney would be paid on an hourly basis and would be responsible for representing CSEA in court, preparing cases for court, directing CSEA personnel as it relates to legal services for IV-D customers, and reviewing all legal referrals from Huron County CSEA caseworkers and supervisors as it pertains to paternity and/or support establishment cases, contempt cases, modification/review cases, emancipation/termination cases and interstate cases. The term of this contract would be for four (4) months of part-time work (anticipating an average up to twenty (20) hours per week). An office space, phone and computer will be provided for the duration of this contract. There are no benefits or clerical staff associated with this position. Knowledge of rules and regulations as it relates to child support, family law, juvenile law, bankruptcy law and probate law is highly desirable.
Those attorneys who have previous CSEA experience are preferred. Attorneys interested in this opportunity should forward their cover letter, resume, wage requirement, and list of three (3) references on or before the close of business on Friday, March 6, 2015 to:
Mike Loan SPHR, CEBS
Human Resources Administrator
Huron County DJFS
185 Shady Lane Dr.
Norwalk, Ohio 44857