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 FINDINGS
nationwide. As the following table indicates, roughly 80 percent of responding panel attorneys identified as white and male, and more than 60 percent report being 50 years of age or older. Fewer than 12 percent of panel attorneys are younger than 40.
Demographics of CJA Panel Attorneys Responding to Surveys (2016)
 Demographics
Composition of Panel Attorneys1
Race
White/Caucasian
 82 percent
 Black/African American
7 percent
 Hispanic
 9 percent
 Asian
 1 percent
 Native American
 < 1 percent
 Multiple
 2 percent
 Gender
Male
80 percent
 Female
 20 percent
Age
20-29
 < 1 percent
 30-39
11 percent
 40-49
 25 percent
 50-59
 27 percent
 60-69
 29 percent
 70 or older
 7 percent
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R E P O R T
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Source: CJA Review Committee Survey on Use of Service
Providers and Survey on Vouchers (June 2016), available at https://cjastudy.fd.org.
This survey data is consistent with testimony the Committee received. In the Northern District of Florida, for example, which includes Tallahassee, Gainesville, and Pensacola,852 the panel representative acknowledged, “We don’t have any Spanish- speaking lawyers on our panel. We have no Latinos on our panel. We have no African Americans on our panel.”853 This same attorney spoke of his “fear for the future of the panel....Everyone on my panel is my age or older. They’re retiring, they’re all white, they’re all male.”854 Reports from other locations were similar. Describing the CJA panel in her district, a community defender explained, “I have trouble finding diverse people to add to my CJA panel, period. I’ve got a very...I don’t want to say elderly, but older Caucasian male panel, and I’ve been working to try and diversify that.”855
In one district where the total population of the major city is almost 75 percent
852 Forcontext,Tallahasseeis35percentAfricanAmerican,Pensacolais28percentAfricanAmerican, and Gainesville is 23 percent African American. The three cities are 6.3 percent, 3.3 percent and 10 percent Hispanic, respectively. U.S. Census Bureau, QuickFacts Data for Gainesville City, Tallahassee City, and Pensacola City, Florida, available at https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/table/PST045216/12 25175,1270600,1255925.
853 GilbertSchaffnit,CJADist.Rep.,N.D.Fla.,PublicHearing—Miami,Fla.,Panel6,Tr.,at15.
854 Id.at3.
855 MonicaFoster,Exec.Dir.,CDO,S.D.Ind.,PublicHearing—Minneapolis,Minn.,Panel5,Tr.,at12.
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