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Criminal Justice Act

The Criminal Justice Act (CJA), 18 U.S.C. § 3006A, requires every federal court to adopt a plan providing for the adequate representation of criminal defendants regardless of their ability to afford counsel. This page provides a link to the CJA Plan of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, forms and instructions for counsel appointed under the Court's CJA Plan, as well as related announcements and additional CJA resources.