(725 ILCS 105/9)
(from Ch. 38, par. 208-9)
Organization of office.
(a) The State Appellate Defender shall establish an office in each
(b) The State Appellate Defender shall appoint a deputy defender for
each judicial district who shall serve as the administrator of the district
office. Each such appointment shall be approved by a majority of the
appellate court judges of the judicial district. Each deputy defender must
be an attorney licensed to practice law in this state. Deputy defenders
shall serve at the pleasure of the State Appellate Defender.
(c) The staff of the State Appellate Defender may consist of additional
attorneys licensed to practice law in this state to serve as assistant
appellate defenders, and administrative, investigative, secretarial, and
clerical employees necessary to discharge the duties of the office.
(d) Deputy Defenders shall employ, with the approval of the State
Appellate Defender, assistant appellate defenders, investigators,
secretaries, clerks, and other employees under their direct supervision.
(e) Attorneys employed by the State Appellate Defender or by a Deputy
Defender shall devote full time to their duties, except as provided in
Section 9.1, and may not engage in the
private practice of law.
(f) The State Appellate Defender shall establish and supervise training
programs for his employees.
(g) The State Appellate Defender shall promulgate regulations,
instructions, and orders, consistent with this Act, further defining the
organization of his office and the duties of his employees.
(Source: P.A. 83-771.)