Criminal Justice Act (CJA)

Contact Information

Laura Shaneyfelt, CJA Resource Counsel

Dana Burton, CJA Panel Administrator

Melanie Morgan, CJA District Representative
Morgan Pilate LLC

CJA Website

District of Kansas CJA Plan (Local Rule CR44.1)


NextGen CM/ECF for CJA Panel Members

The PACER Service Center has created an electronic learning module specifically for CJA counsel:  PACER CJA ELM

Step-by-Step Instructions for CJA Attorneys With PACER Accounts

Step-by-Step Instructions for CJA Attorneys Without PACER Accounts

 CJA Resources

Sample Orders

Client Video Conferences

A Video Conferencing Center has been established at the Robert J. Dole Courthouse (Room 653) in Kansas City, Kansas and also at the Frank Carlson Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse (Room 404F) in Topeka, Kansas.  Our conferencing system enables attorneys to conduct video conferences with clients at the CCA facility.  CLICK HERE for further instruction for Kansas City, Kansas.  CLICK HERE for further instructions for Topeka, Kansas.


U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas


U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas