The Criminal Justice Act: Appointment of Counsel in Habeas Corpus Proceedings

The Criminal Justice Act: Appointment of Counsel in Habeas Corpus Proceedings

August 1, 2009

This Practice Advisory presents a short introduction to the Criminal Justice Act (CJA), which authorizes U.S. district courts to appoint counsel to represent financially eligible individuals in habeas corpus actions brought pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241.

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