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Title:Public Defender Quality Defense Task Force
Function:The Task Force shall: (i) examine the current caseload and determine the optimal caseload for public defenders in the State; (ii) examine the quality of legal services being offered to defendants by public defenders of the State; and (iii) make recommendations to improve the caseload of public defenders and quality of legal services offered by public defenders.
Senate Confirmation:No
Composition:10 members appointed by the Governor: 2 assistant public defenders from the Office of the Cook County Public Defender. 5 public defenders or assistant public defenders from 5 counties other than Cook County. 1 Cook County circuit judge experienced in the litigation of criminal law matters. 1 circuit judge from outside of Cook County experienced in the litigation of criminal law matters. 1 representative from the Office of the State Appellate Defender.
Authority:Public Act 102-430

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
VACANTGovernorAssistant public defenders from the Office of the Cook County Public Defender.
VACANTGovernorAssistant public defenders from the Office of the Cook County Public Defender.
VACANTGovernorPublic defender or assistant public defender from county other than Cook County.
VACANTGovernorPublic defender or assistant public defender from county other than Cook County.
VACANTGovernorPublic defender or assistant public defender from county other than Cook County.
VACANTGovernorPublic defender or assistant public defender from county other than Cook County.
VACANTGovernorPublic defender or assistant public defender from county other than Cook County.
VACANTGovernorCook County circuit judge experienced in the litigation of criminal law matters
VACANTGovernorCircuit judge from outside of Cook County experienced in the litigation of criminal law matters
VACANTGovernorRepresentative from the Office of the State Appellate Defender