The mission of the Federal Defenders of Western North Carolina, Inc. is to provide high quality representation to indigent defendants. In achieving this mission, this program will endeavor to: (1) provide the highest quality of legal representation; (2) advance the effectiveness of the legal system through excellence in legal scholarship and through ongoing education and training of the criminal defense bar and the community; (3) foster and promote high standards and ideals engendered by the Bill of Rights and the Criminal Justice Act; and (4) see that justice is administered on a fair and equal basis.
Due to the transition under the new CJA plan now in effect for this district, the 2016 panel application process is on hold. Further information will be posted and emailed to the current panel members as soon as it is available. All current panel members in good standing are eligible to continue to receive appointments.
Order: Guidance to CJA Panel Attorneys on Voucher Preperation Mega Cases and use of Associate Counsel 3-15mc178_Order