Section 41-4-324


Published: 2015

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Section 41-4-324

Section 41-4-324Indigent Defense Review Panel.

There is created the Indigent Defense Review Panel which shall consist of five members who each shall serve a three-year term. Two members shall be appointed by the President of the Alabama State Bar, one member shall be appointed by the President of the Alabama Circuit Judges Association, one member shall be appointed by the President of the District Judges Association, and one member who shall be the President of the Alabama Lawyers Association, or his or her designee. They shall serve staggered terms. The initial appointee by the President of the District Judges Association shall serve a one-year term and the initial appointee of the President of the Circuit Judges Association shall serve a two-year term. The appointees shall be members of the association for which the appointing authority serves as president. Any decision of the director relating to delivery of indigent defense services may be appealed to the Indigent Defense Review Panel. The Indigent Defense Review Panel shall make a decision in a timely manner, which decision shall be deemed final. The membership of the Indigent Defense Review Panel shall be inclusive and reflect the racial and gender diversity of the state.

(Act 2011-678, p. 1862, §5.)