§ 1 Short title
§ 2 Definitions
§ 3 Creation of office
§ 4 Commission
§ 5 Powers of Supreme Court
§ 6 Powers and Duties of Commission
§ 7 Oath of office
§ 8 Salary
§ 9 Organization of office
§ 9.1 Individuals may share one attorney or staff position
§ 10 Powers and duties of State Appellate Defender
§ 10.5 Competitive bidding for appellate services
§ 10.6 Expungement program
§ 11 Recovery of funds

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes > 725 ILCS 105 - State Appellate Defender Act

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.