(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.