7-16A-11. Representation restricted to state courts--Federal matters excepted--Compensation paid by federal courts. This chapter applies only to representation in the courts of this state, except that it does not prohibit a public defender from representing an indigent person in an action seeking relief other than the recovery of money damages in a federal court of the United States, if;
(1) The matter arises out of or is related to an action pending or recently pending in a court of criminal jurisdiction of the state;
(2) Representation is under a plan of the United States District Court as required by the Criminal Justice Act of 1964 (18 U.S.C. § 3006A) and is approved by the board of county commissioners;
(3) The matter arises out of an action pending in the juvenile courts of this state; or
(4) The matter arises out of an action pending for the involuntary commitment to the state hospital.
Any compensation paid by a federal court of the United States shall be placed directly in the public defender fund.
Source: SL 1978, ch 152, § 16.
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