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22-4523. Same; additional powers. The state board of indigents' defense services may:

(a) Accept the services of volunteer workers and consultants at no compensation other than reimbursement of actual and necessary expenses;

(b) prepare and publish statistical and case studies and other data pertinent to the legal representation of indigent persons;

(c) conduct programs having a general objective of training and educating attorneys and other persons who are involved in the legal representation of indigent persons;

(d) appoint public defenders and provide for the establishment and staffing of public defender offices;

(e) enter into contracts pursuant to competitive bids or by negotiation, as determined and administered by the board, with one or more attorneys or professional corporations providing legal services, or any combination thereof, to provide for legal defense services for indigent persons, and no such contract shall be subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 75-3739, and amendments thereto;

(f) enter into contracts with cities or counties to provide, at the expense of the city or county, for the defense of misdemeanors or other defense services required to be provided at public expense;

(g) provide technical aid and assistance to counsel providing legal representation to indigent persons, including assistance on appeals; and

(h) accept and expend governmental and private grants.

History: L. 1982, ch. 142, ยง 5; July 1.

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