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Reappointment of Federal Public Defender, WDNC (comments by 05/19/21)

April 19, 2021

Anthony Martinez has expressed an interest in reappointment for an additional term as the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of North Carolina.

The Court of Appeals, as appointing authority, must assess the quality of representation, service to clients and the administrative efficiency of the Federal Defender Office prior to deciding whether the reappointment is warranted. In this process, the Court is soliciting the views of those persons in a position to evaluate the performance of the Federal Public Defender, as well as the quality of services provided by the Federal Public Defender organization.

Any comments should be forwarded to James N. Ishida, Circuit Executive, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals,1000 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219 or vacancy@ca4.uscourts.gov. The Circuit Executive will not disclose the identity of any person that requests confidentiality. The opportunity for comments shall extend through May 19, 2021.