7-16A-7Qualifications of assistant defenders--Assignment to cases.

An assistant public defender, before employment, must be licensed to practice law in this state and be competent to counsel and defend a person charged with a crime. A public defender may assign and substitute his assistant public defenders to cases referred to the office of the public defender without prior approval of the court.

Source: SL 1978, ch 152, §§ 7, 11.