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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO

PUBLIC NOTICE

APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT PANEL

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, 2016 to:

Clerk of Court
ATTN: CJA Panel Application
Carl B. Stokes U.S. Court House
801 West Superior Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44113-1830
cjaapplication@ohnd.uscourts.gov

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.

PUBLIC NOTICE
APPOINTMENT OF TWO REPLACEMENT MAGISTRATE JUDGES
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
EASTERN DIVISION
CLEVELAND, OHIO


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.

A full public notice for the magistrate judge positions is available on the court’s Internet website at
(www.ohnd.uscourts.gov). Interested persons may contact the Office of the Clerk for additional information. The application form is also available on the court’s website (www.ohnd.uscourts.gov).

Applications must be submitted only by applicants personally and must be received by no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

All applications will be kept confidential, unless the applicant consents to disclosure, and all applications will be examined only by members of the Merit Selection Panel and the judges of the district court. The panel's deliberations will remain confidential.


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