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Getting Appointed to a Criminal Justice Act ("CJA") Panel for the Second Circuit and the Eastern ("EDNY") and Southern ("SDNY") Districts of New York
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

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Pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act ("CJA"), the Second Circuit and Southern and Eastern Districts of New York have established panels of federally financed attorneys appointed to represent indigent defendants during federal criminal proceedings. This program will include current CJA panelists who will discuss the application process and mentorship programs developed to enhance diversity on these CJA panels.

Moderator: GARY S. VILLANUEVA; Law Office of Gary S. Villanueva; Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Panelists: XAVIER DONALDSON, Donaldson, Chilliest & McDaniel LLP; Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Southern District of New York; PETER E. QUIJANO, Quijano & Ennis; Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Criminal Justice Act Capital Panel for the Southern District of New York; JESSE M. SIEGEL, Law Office of Jesse M. Siegel; Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Southern District of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals; CESAR DE CASTRO, Lankler & Carragher, LLP; Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Southern District of New York

Sponsored by: Minorities in the Courts Committee, R. Nadine Fontaine, Chair