120-1-09 Contracts with municipal corporations or villages.

County commissioners, public defenders, county public defender commissions, and joint county public defender commissions may contract with a municipal corporation or villages for the legal representation of indigent persons charged with violations of the ordinances of the municipal corporation or villages.

(A) All such contracts with municipal corporations pertaining to legal representation of indigent persons charged with violations of municipal corporation or villages ordinances shall have approval of the Ohio public defender commission Public Defender Commission.

(B) All such contracts should be for one calendar year, and may include annual renewal clauses. If a contract is renewed, or is a multiple year contract an annual resolution of acceptance by both parties and an annual appropriation of funding from the municipal corporation or village shall be filed with the Ohio public defender before the contract can qualify for reimbursement.

(C) Reimbursement by the municipal corporation or village for representation of such indigent persons may be by a contractual amount or a fee schedule, however, in either event such reimbursement shall not exceed the fee schedule in effect and adopted by the county commissioners of the county wherein the municipal corporation or village is located.

(D) All contracts with municipal corporations or villages shall conform with the standards of indigency under rule 120-1-03 of the Administrative Code and other rules and standards established by the office of the Ohio public defender.

Effective: 10/09/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/21/2009 and 10/08/2014
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 120.03
Rule Amplifies: 120.03
Prior Effective Dates: 1/9/78, 1/1/00