Federal Defenders and Panel Attorneys


The FBA supports legislation to encourage attorneys to serve as state and local criminal prosecutors and state, local, and federal public defenders.
Letter to Senate Regarding the John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act
In a letter to Sen. Richard Durbin, FBA President William N. LaForge urges Senate action to include the John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act (S. 442) on the Higher Education Reconciliation bill (College Cost Reduction Act of 2007, H.R. 2669).
(July 19, 2007)

Endorsement of the John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act (S. 442)
In a letter to Sen. Richard Durbin, FBA President William N. LaForge provides the endorsement of the Federal Bar Association of the John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act (S. 442), to establish a student loan repayment assistance program for state and local criminal prosecutors and state, local, and federal public defenders.
(June 25, 2007)

Letter to the House Endorsing the Federal Judiciary's Funding Request to Increase the Criminal Justice Act Non-capital Panel Attorney Rate
In a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, FBA President William N. LaForge provides endorsement of the Federal Bar Association of the Federal Judiciary's funding request to increase the Criminal Justice Act non-capital panel attorney rate to $113 per hour.
(May 16, 2007)

Letter to the Senate Endorsing the Federal Judiciary's Funding Request to Increase the Criminal Justice Act Non-capital Panel Attorney Rate
In a letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, FBA President William N. LaForge provides endorsement of the Federal Bar Association of the Federal Judiciary's funding request to increase the Criminal Justice Act non-capital panel attorney rate to $113 per hour.
(May 16, 2007)

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