Termination of Appointment [Guide, Vol. 7 § 220.60]

In any case in which appointment of counsel has been made under the CJA and the court subsequently finds that the person is financially able to obtain counsel, such appointment should be terminated using Form CJA 7 (Order Terminating Appointment of Counsel and/or Authorization for Distribution of Available Private Funds).

Processing Tasks to Terminate Appointment of Counsel

The following processing tasks should be completed to properly terminate the appointment:

  1. Prepare an order terminating the appointment of counsel; Form CJA 7 may be used.
  2. Verify the information and the authorization on the order.
  3. Enter the termination data in the CJA Panel Attorney Payment System.