TITLE 12
Criminal Procedure

CHAPTER 12-15
Public Defender

SECTION 12-15-2


§ 12-15-2 Appointment and term of public defender.

The governor with the advice and consent of the senate shall appoint a member of the bar of this state who has been admitted to practice law for at least five (5) years to fill the office of the public defender. The public defender shall serve a term of six (6) years and until a successor is appointed and qualified.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1941, ch. 1007, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 12-15-2; P.L. 1968, ch. 3, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 36, § 1.)