2010 Nevada Code
TITLE 14 PROCEDURE IN CRIMINAL CASES
Chapter 180 State Public Defender
NRS 180.010 Office created; term; qualifications; private practice of law prohibited; supervision; assignment of additional duties.

NRS 180.010 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 Health and Human Services.

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 Health and Human Services, 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.

(Added to NRS by 1971, 1410; A 1973, 707; 1977, 1176; 1989, 202; 1993, 1518)



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