Alternate Defense Counsel Contracts
Current law directs the office of alternate defense counsel to contract with attorneys and investigators to provide legal representation to clients who are indigent. The bill directs the office of alternate defense counsel to also contract with other persons who are necessary to provide legal services to persons who are indigent. The bill requires that the legal services provided by attorneys and other persons must be commensurate with the legal services that persons who are not indigent receive.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)