23A-51-8. Office of Indigent Legal Services--Duties.

    The Office of Indigent Legal Services shall provide statewide indigent representation services in direct appeals in criminal cases, habeas corpus appeals, and abuse or neglect of a child appeal cases. The office may expand its scope of indigent representation services to include additional case types as approved by the commission. The office shall determine the method of delivering indigent representation services by utilizing public defenders, private appointed attorneys, or a combination of both. The office may contract with private appointed attorneys to deliver indigent representation and shall provide oversight and review of any contracted attorneys.

Source: SL 2024, ch 95, § 8, eff. Mar. 18, 2024.