These policies and procedures represent the guidelines of the Judicial Conference of the United States for the administration and operation of the Criminal Justice Act (CJA). The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees an accused the right to representation by counsel in serious criminal prosecutions. Enacted in 1964, the CJA establishes a comprehensive system for appointing and compensating legal representation for accused persons who are financially unable to retain counsel in federal criminal proceedings.

Application for Membership - PHX/FLG/YUMA 8_21
Application for Membership Tucson CJA
Tucson 3 Year CJA Reapp Form May_2021
Tucson CJA Annual CLE cert May_2021
Federal Rules of Evidence (12/2019)
Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure (12/2019)
District of Arizona Local Rules
Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure 2019
CJA Panel Form - Ordering Transcripts
Ninth Circuit Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure 2020
Application for Employment Form AO 78
For the latest updates to the model CRIMINAL jury instructions, please refer to the online versions.
For the latest updates to the model CIVIL jury instructions, please refer to the online version.
CJA Panelist frequently used forms
Summary of 2016 Amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines