(725 ILCS 105/5)
(from Ch. 38, par. 208-5)
(a) The Supreme Court shall by a vote of a majority of the judges
thereof appoint the State Appellate Defender for a four-year term and until
his successor is appointed and qualified. No person may be appointed to or
hold the office of State Appellate Defender who is not an attorney licensed
to practice law in this state. The State Appellate Defender shall devote
full time to the duties of his office and may not engage in the private
practice of law.
(b) The Supreme Court may remove the State Appellate Defender only for
cause and after a hearing. The Supreme Court may hold such hearing on its
own motion or upon a motion by the commission and may adopt rules
establishing other procedures for such hearing.
(Source: P.A. 77-2633.)