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Eastern District of Texas

Honorable Rodney Gilstrap, Chief Judge
David A. O'Toole, Clerk of Court

CJA Panel Applications

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CJA Applications/Questionnaires:

To apply to be a member of the CJA panel of attorneys, you must email a completed CJA Panel Application to:
(The CJA Application is in Microsoft Word format. After downloading the application, open it in Microsoft Word or a compatible word processing program. Submit the application in Word or PDF format.)


CJA Application Review Process:

Applications submitted throughout the year are reviewed by the CJA Panel Selection Committee at an annual meeting each fall, typically held in early November. If your application is approved, your name will then be included in a general order appointing CJA panel members, and you will be eligible to receive appointments. (Applications received after the membership determinations are finalized will receive consideration the following year without need to reapply.)