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In accordance with the Federal Defender's mission, those attorneys, and their staff, appointed under the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) should be proficient in the use of e-mail programs, word processing, spreadsheets, ECF filing, the searching of electronic data, or any other software programs that may be used in any federal criminal case.
The following are minimum technology requirements for CJA counsel:
Regardless whether CJA counsel use Apple or Windows based computers, their computer hardware should support the minimum requirements for currently releases of the Windows operating system and Microsoft Office applications. Since some litigation support programs do not work with Apple operating systems, CJA counsel who primarily use Apple based computers should have access to a computer that uses a Windows operating system.
Attorneys should anticipate the need to upgrade their computer and peripheral equipment a minimum of every five years. Upgrade decisions should be based on what hardware and software will provide the best functionality and compatibility with future versions of CM/ECF and CJA eVoucher. As the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts urges courts to support Internet Explorer, functionality will be better supported using the Internet Explorer browser.
NOTE: Computer equipment, software, and training are a part of each lawyer’s overhead expenses and are not expenses that will be paid by the court.