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.


Position Announcement: Receptionist

THE FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER, Western District of North Carolina, is accepting applications for the position of receptionist to be stationed in the Charlotte office. The Federal Public Defender operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. 3006A, to provide defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters by appointment from the court […]


Application Period Closed for New CJA Panel Members

Applications are now closed for membership on the CJA panel of attorneys available for appointment in indigent criminal cases. This period is for new members only—existing members of the CJA Panel do not need to reapply at this time. CJA New Application Announcement General CJA Application 2016