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Act 620 of 1978
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APPELLATE DEFENDER ACT

Act 620 of 1978

AN ACT relating to criminal procedure; to provide for the defense of persons accused or convicted of criminal offenses; to create the appellate defender commission; to provide for an appellate defender; to prescribe powers and duties; to provide facilities, personnel, and related assistance and services for the appellate defender and the commission; and to provide for the financing of the administration of this act.


History: 1978, Act 620, Imd. Eff. Jan. 6, 1979


© 2015 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
Section 780.711SectionShort title.
Section 780.712SectionAppellate defender commission; creation; appointment, qualifications, and terms of members; compensation and expenses; development of system of indigent appellate defense services; development and adoption of minimum standards; roster of attorneys; appointment by trial court or referral; continuing legal education training program.
Section 780.713SectionAppellate defender; appointment; dismissal; duties.
Section 780.714SectionAppellate defender, deputy appellate defender, and assistant appellate defender; qualifications, duties, and restrictions; court employees.
Section 780.715SectionSalaries and expenses; post audits; space and equipment.
Section 780.716SectionAppellate defender; duties generally.
Section 780.717SectionSpecial assistant appellate defenders; appointment; duties; payment on contract basis; practice of law not restricted.
Section 780.718SectionOffice of appellate defender; funding.
Section 780.719SectionRecord; report.
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