Maine Revised Statutes

§1802. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [2009, c. 419, §2 (NEW).]

1. Assigned counsel.  "Assigned counsel" means a private attorney designated by the commission to provide indigent legal services at public expense.
[ 2009, c. 419, §2 (NEW) .]
1-A. Appellate counsel.   "Appellate counsel" means an attorney who is entitled to payment under Title 15, section 2115-A, subsection 8 or 9.
[ 2013, c. 159, §10 (NEW) .]
2. Commission.  "Commission" means the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services under section 1801.
[ 2009, c. 419, §2 (NEW) .]
3. Contract counsel.  "Contract counsel" means a private attorney under contract with the commission to provide indigent legal services.
[ 2009, c. 419, §2 (NEW) .]
4. Indigent legal services.  "Indigent legal services" means legal representation provided to:
A. An indigent defendant in a criminal case in which the United States Constitution or the Constitution of Maine or federal or state law requires that the State provide representation; [2009, c. 419, §2 (NEW).]
B. An indigent party in a civil case in which the United States Constitution or the Constitution of Maine or federal or state law requires that the State provide representation; and [2009, c. 419, §2 (NEW).]
C. Juvenile defendants. [2009, c. 419, §2 (NEW).]
"Indigent legal services" does not include the services of a guardian ad litem appointed pursuant to Title 22, section 4105, subsection 1.
[ 2009, c. 419, §2 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2009, c. 419, §2 (NEW). 2013, c. 159, §10 (AMD).