NLKJ Partner, David Jones, was recently appointed to serve as the Northern District of Indiana Criminal Justice Act (“CJA”) District Representative. CJA attorneys represent indigent criminal defendants in federal court. Mr. Jones regularly serves as a panel attorney in the South Bend, Indiana federal district courts.
As the District Representative Mr. Jones will regularly communicate with CJA panel attorneys regarding issues, training needs, and case administration. Additionally, he will work with the Northern District Court judges regarding local panel attorney issues and communicate regularly with the Defender Services Advisory Group. Finally, Mr. Jones will travel to the annual National Conference of CJA Panel Attorney District Representatives learning about national issues, CJA best practices, and becoming an effective advocate for making positive changes in the national and local CJA programs.