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.


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


Order: Guidance to CJA Panel Attorneys on Voucher Preperation

Order: Guidance to CJA Panel Attorneys on Voucher Preperation Mega Cases and use of Associate Counsel 3-15mc178_Order