Pursuant to its Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Plan, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri has approved CJA Panels of attorneys who will accept appointments in criminal cases. Three Panels were created, one for the Western/St. Joseph, Central and Southern/Southwestern Divisions. The Panels went into effect on June 1, 2018. The terms of the CJA Panel members have been staggered over three years. One third of each Panel was randomly selected to serve for one year; one third of each Panel was randomly selected to serve for two years, and one third of each Panel was randomly selected to serve for three years. All future appointments will be for three years.
On February 1, 2019, the Court will begin accepting reapplications from attorneys who have been selected to serve for one year and new applications from attorneys who wish to be appointed to a Panel. Applications will be due on March 1, 2019. The CJA Committee will review the applications and select the new and/or renewing members of the Panels by May 1, 2019.
- CJA Panels >> Western/St. Joseph Division | Central Division | Southern/Southwestern Division
- CJA Application
- CJA Plan
The Court has implemented the CJA eVoucher program for electronic submission of CJA Vouchers. Below are several electronic learning modules (ELMs) to introduce you to the eVoucher System.
The following are links to additional CJA information:
The purpose of the on-line Reference Tool is to provide quick access to the policies and procedures related to the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) cases, beginning with the appointment of panel attorneys and continuing through the processing of vouchers to the approval of payment for services rendered.
The Missouri Western eVoucher link is: https://evsdweb.ev.uscourts.gov/CJA_mow_prod/CJAeVoucher/
NOTE: If you do not see the login boxes when using the link to sign into eVoucher you may need to Set Compatibility View in your Internet Explorer browser.
- Changing Username and Password
- Attorney User Manual
- Creating CJA 20 Voucher for Attorney Services
- Expert Service Providers (Procedures and Creating Forms)
- CJA 25 (Used to notify CJA Panel Attorneys of the availability of investigative, expert and other services.)
- Request for a Transcript (AUTH 24)