§162.1. District public defender advisory boards
A. A district public defender may establish a district public defender advisory board to provide information, assistance, and guidance with respect to the delivery of public defender services in that judicial district.
B. The number of board members, the makeup of the board, and the frequency of meetings of the board shall be determined by the district public defender, upon consultation with district judges having criminal jurisdiction in that judicial district.
C. The advisory board may make comments, recommendations, findings, and suggestions regarding the delivery of indigent defender services in the judicial district.
D. The comments, recommendations, and findings of the district advisory board shall be documented and included in the annual report of the district to the board. Specific comments, recommendations, and findings of the district public defender advisory boards shall be considered by the board in its performance and compliance evaluation of the district but shall be nonbinding on the board.
E. Upon request of a district public defender advisory board, the Louisiana Public Defender Board shall provide an opportunity to the advisory board to appear before the Louisiana Public Defender Board to offer any comments, recommendations, findings, or suggestions regarding the delivery of public defender services for the district.
Acts 2007, No. 307, §1.