23A-51-10. Chief defender--Qualifications.

The chief defender must be an attorney with the following qualifications:

(1)    Experience in indigent representation services in criminal cases;

(2)    Commitment to ensuring effective assistance of counsel to all the indigent people of the state; and

(3)    Demonstrated experience or potential in management, budget, and the state legislative process.

The chief defender may not engage in the private practice of law.

Source: SL 2024, ch 95, § 10, eff. Mar. 18, 2024.