Nevada Revised Statutes Section 180.010 - Procedure in Criminal Cases

Office created; term; qualifications; private practice of law prohibited; supervision; assignment of additional duties.

1. The Office of State Public Defender is hereby created within the Department of Human Resources.

2. The Governor shall appoint the State Public Defender for a term of 4 years, and until a successor is appointed and qualified.

3. The State Public Defender:

(a) Must be an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Nevada.

(b) Is in the unclassified service of the State.

(c) Except as otherwise provided in NRS 7.065, shall not engage in the private practice of law.

4. No officer or agency of the State, other than the Governor and the Director of the Department of Human Resources, may supervise the State Public Defender. No officer or agency of the State, other than the Governor, may assign the State Public Defender duties in addition to those prescribed by this chapter.

Last modified: February 25, 2006