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 the Department of Justice, work as a state or federal prosecutor, or serve as a chief or assistant federal defender or as an active member of a CJA panel.
To ensure full representation of the federal defense function before the com- mission, three non-voting members should be appointed, respectively, from a Federal Defender Office, a Community Defender Office, and a CJA panel.
The Committee recommends that members of the commission be appointed for staggered three-year terms and remain in office until their vacancy is filled to pro- vide continuity of leadership. Members should be limited to two full terms to ensure fresh perspectives. Compensation for voting members of the commission should not exceed the daily rate at which judges of the U.S. Courts of Appeal are compensated.
Recommended Restructuring
Judicial Conference
       Independent Defense Commission
Defender Services ________
Program Operations Division
Administrative Operations
Community Defender Offices
U.S. Sentencing Commission
Legal and Policy Division
CJA Panel Offices
Administrative Office Of The U.S. Courts
Federal Judicial Center
     Legislation and National Support Division
Training Division
Federal Public Defender Offices
        Local Structure and Administration
The Committee recognizes that federal and community defender offices are integral to raising the quality of representation by establishing best practices and provid- ing training and other resources for panel attorneys, while striving for cost-effective administration. For this reason, every judicial district should require the appoint- ment of a CJA Panel Attorney Administrator and any necessary staff to manage the panel and review vouchers. This administrator may reside within a local defender office, with appropriate firewalls to prevent conflicts, or in a separate office, but must not be employed or supervised by the courts. These broad recommendations leave considerable room for local control and decision-making to meet a jurisdic- tion’s specific circumstances and needs.
Each district is encouraged to create boards that are representative of and responsive to local needs.
No recommendation presented herein represents
the policy of the Judicial Conference of the United 2 0 1 7 R E P O R T O F T H E A D H O C C O M M I T T E E T O R E V I E W T H E C R I M I N A L J U S T I C E A C T xxxiii
States unless approved by the Conference itself.

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