44.1 Appointment of Counsel

(a) Appointments

If a defendant is financially unable to retain private counsel, the defendant shall file a financial affidavit. The court shall appoint counsel if the defendant is unable to afford counsel. However, the court may order partial or complete reimbursement of fees incurred. The appointment will first be presented to the Federal Defender's office. If there is a conflict of interest or if the Federal Defender is otherwise unable to accept the appointment, counsel will be selected from the court's Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel.

(b) Filing of Voucher for Fees and Expenses

Counsel appointed under the CJA shall file their completed voucher for fees and expenses as soon as possible upon completion of services rendered but no later than forty-five (45) days from the date of disposition.

(c) Authorizations and Vouchers Under 18 U.S.C. § 3006A(d) and (e)

All requests made pursuant to 18 U.S.C.  § 3006A(d) and (e) shall be filed and maintained in the court's eVoucher application.

History

(§ (c) amended 1/1/03; titled and  § (c) amended 12/1/15)