COVID-19 INFORMATION

Our office is currently closed to the public.  We are, however, accepting phone calls at each of our office locations.  Please be patient as our staff will return calls as soon as possible.  Thank you for your understanding at this time.

About this Website

This website provides links to other websites listed in various categories. To use that service, click on the RESOURCES tab located at the top of the Home Page. This website also provides information posted by our Office that you can access by using the navigation bars on the left side of each page or the icons on the Home Page, or in some instances by simply clicking on the PDF documents found on various pages.

Material underneath the CJA tab is available to criminal defense attorneys by password only. To create an account, please follow the directions located on the CJA page "create an account".

This website is intended to provide Criminal Justice Act Panel attorneys, other criminal defense attorneys, and interested members of the public with information on the administration of criminal justice in federal courts, and information related to recent developments in criminal practice. This information is not intended to constitute legal advice, and should not be used as a substitute for advice from a qualified, licensed lawyer. We make the information available on this website for informational purposes only. The information contained on this website is not intended to be and does not constitute legal advice. In fact, the information provided on this website may not apply to your particular situation; therefore, you should always seek legal counsel before you rely on any information on this website. You should also keep in mind that information provided on this website may not reflect the most recent developments in the law, and may not even be applicable in your particular jurisdiction. Consequently, you should not act on any of the information you obtain from this website until you receive legal counsel from a qualified, licensed lawyer in your jurisdiction.

The placement of materials and links on this website does not necessarily represent this Office’s endorsement of, or agreement with, the information contained in them or the websites or publications in which they appear. For additional information about this website or about the Office of the Federal Defender for Northern Ohio, please contact us through the ABOUT US tab.

Federal law and the federal courts have specific procedures by which our Office or a CJA lawyer is appointed to represent an individual in a criminal case. As a result, if you submit an unsolicited email or other communication to our Office or to any particular employee working in our Office via this website, please understand that no attorney-client relationship is created in this way, and we are not your lawyer as a result. Because no attorney-client relationship is created via this website, your unsolicited emails or other communications with us via this website are not considered confidential, and may be subject to disclosure to third parties.