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PD 1.04(4) (4)Unclassified crimes. For a case alleging an unclassified crime, the attorney satisfies the certification criteria for the case type with a corresponding maximum penalty.
PD 1.04(5) (5)Writs and extraditions. For a writ or extradition case, the attorney satisfies the certification criteria for the case type alleged in the extradition request or that is the subject of the writ.
PD 1.04(6) (6)Chapter 980 sexually violent person commitments. For a case filed under ch. 980, Stats., the attorney has been sole trial counsel in at least four cases tried to a jury to final resolution, at least one of which was a felony, within the five years immediately preceding the application for certification.
PD 1.04(7) (7)Children's and juvenile court cases alleging behavior that could be prosecuted as a misdemeanor. For a case filed under ch. 48 or 938, Stats., alleging behavior that could be prosecuted as a misdemeanor in criminal court, the attorney has satisfied either of the following criteria:
PD 1.04(7)(a) (a) Completed four credits of state public defender approved legal education in ch. 48 or 938, Stats., cases.
PD 1.04(7)(b) (b) Agreed in writing to complete four credits of state public defender approved legal education in ch. 48 or 938, Stats., cases during the first year of his or her provisional certification under s. PD 1.037.
PD 1.04(8) (8)Juvenile court or juvenile waiver cases alleging behavior that could be prosecuted as a class E to I felony. For a case filed under ch. 938 in which the most serious allegation could be a class E to I felony if prosecuted in criminal court, or a case seeking to waive a juvenile into criminal court for behavior that could be a class E to I felony in criminal court, the attorney has satisfied the criteria in sub. (3) (a) and is certified for cases under sub. (7).
PD 1.04(9) (9)Juvenile court or juvenile waiver cases alleging behavior that could be prosecuted as a class B to D felony. For a case filed under ch. 938 in which the most serious allegation could be a class B to D felony if prosecuted in criminal court, or a case seeking to waive a juvenile into criminal court for behavior that could be a class B to D felony in criminal court, the attorney has satisfied the criteria in sub. (3) (b) and has been sole trial counsel in at least three trials to the court in ch. 938, Stats., cases in which the most serious allegation would be a felony if prosecuted in criminal court.
PD 1.04(10) (10)Termination of parental rights cases. For a termination of parental rights case under ch. 48, Stats., the attorney has satisfied all of the following criteria:
PD 1.04(10)(a) (a) Satisfied the criteria in sub. (3) (a).
PD 1.04(10)(b) (b) Completed four credits of state public defender approved legal education pertaining to ch. 48, Stats., cases.
PD 1.04(10)(c) (c) Completed four credits of state public defender approved legal education pertaining to termination of parental rights cases.
PD 1.04(11) (11)Chapter 51 or 55 commitment cases. For a case that is filed under ch. 51 or 55, Stats., the attorney has satisfied either of the following criteria:
PD 1.04(11)(a) (a) Completed two credits of state public defender approved legal education pertaining to ch. 51 or 55, Stats., cases.
PD 1.04(11)(b) (b) Agreed in writing to complete two credits of state public defender approved legal education pertaining to ch. 51 or 55, Stats., cases during the first year of his or her provisional certification under s. PD 1.037.
PD 1.04(12) (12)Revocation of probation, parole or extended supervision status.
PD 1.04(12)(a)(a) For a proceeding to revoke probation, parole or extended supervision in which the offense of conviction was a misdemeanor, the attorney has satisfied either of the following criteria:
PD 1.04(12)(a)1. 1. Completed two credits of state public defender approved legal education pertaining to revocation cases.
PD 1.04(12)(a)2. 2. Agreed in writing to complete two credits of state public defender approved legal education pertaining to revocation cases during the first year of his or her provisional certification under s. PD 1.037.
PD 1.04(12)(b) (b) For a proceeding to revoke probation, parole or extended supervision in which the offense of conviction was a felony, the attorney has satisfied both of the following criteria:
PD 1.04(12)(b)1. 1. Satisfied the criteria of sub. (3) (a).
PD 1.04(12)(b)2. 2. Completed two credits of state public defender approved legal education pertaining to revocation cases.
PD 1.04(13) (13)Appellate division cases.
PD 1.04(13)(a)(a) Level one appellate certification. Level one appellate case certification includes appellate appointments in misdemeanor cases, unclassified crimes, sentencing after revocation cases, paternity cases and class G to I felony cases. For an appeal of a level one appellate case, the attorney has satisfied either of the following criteria:
PD 1.04(13)(a)1. 1. Submitted a brief-in-chief that was filed in any appellate court in the United States within the five years immediately preceding the application for certification and that was reviewed and approved by the state public defender.
PD 1.04(13)(a)2. 2. Completed three credits of state public defender approved legal education pertaining to appellate procedure, or its equivalent, including a law school course, clinical program or judicial clerkship, within one year immediately preceding the application for certification.
PD 1.04(13)(b) (b) Level two appellate certification. Level two appellate case certification includes appellate appointments in level one cases and in class A to F felony cases. For an appeal of a level two appellate case, the attorney has satisfied all of the following criteria:
PD 1.04(13)(b)1. 1. Filed two briefs-in-chief in Wisconsin appellate courts that complied with s. 809.30, Stats., within the five years immediately preceding the application for certification.
PD 1.04(13)(b)2. 2. Submitted one brief-in-chief that satisfied the criteria in subd. 1. and that was reviewed and approved by the state public defender.
PD 1.04(13)(b)3. 3. Conducted three contested circuit court hearings, including one evidentiary hearing, within the five years immediately preceding the application for certification.
PD 1.04(13)(b)4. 4. Either has satisfied the criteria of par. (a) 2., or completed six credits of state public defender approved legal education pertaining to criminal law within one year immediately preceding the application for certification.
PD 1.04(13)(c) (c) Termination of parental rights appellate certification. For an appeal of a termination of parental rights case under ch. 48, Stats., the attorney has satisfied both of the following criteria:
PD 1.04(13)(c)1. 1. Satisfied the criteria of par. (a).
PD 1.04(13)(c)2. 2. Either has completed four credits of state public defender approved legal education pertaining to termination of parental rights cases within one year immediately preceding the application for certification, or has been sole trial or appellate counsel of record in one contested termination of parental rights case within the three years immediately preceding the application for certification.
PD 1.04(13)(d) (d) Juvenile appellate certification. For an appeal of a case prosecuted under ch. 48 or 938, Stats., other than a termination of parental rights case, the attorney has satisfied both of the following criteria:
PD 1.04(13)(d)1. 1. Satisfied the criteria of par. (a).
PD 1.04(13)(d)2. 2. Either has completed four credits of state public defender approved legal education pertaining to ch. 48 or 938, Stats., within one year immediately preceding the application for certification; or has been sole trial or appellate counsel of record in five cases filed under ch. 48 or 938, Stats., within the three years immediately preceding application for certification.
PD 1.04(13)(e) (e) Civil commitment appellate certification. For an appeal of a case filed under ch. 51 or 55, Stats., the attorney has satisfied both of the following criteria:
PD 1.04(13)(e)1. 1. Satisfied the criteria of par. (a).
PD 1.04(13)(e)2. 2. Either completed four credits of state public defender approved legal education pertaining to ch. 51 or 55, Stats., within one year immediately preceding the application for certification; or has been sole trial or appellate counsel of record in five cases under ch. 51 or 55, Stats., within the three years immediately preceding the application for certification.
PD 1.04(13)(f) (f) Chapter 980 appellate certification. For an appeal of a case filed under ch. 980, Stats., the attorney has satisfied both of the following criteria:
PD 1.04(13)(f)1. 1. Satisfied the criteria of par. (a).
PD 1.04(13)(f)2. 2. Either completed four credits of state public defender approved legal education pertaining to ch. 980, Stats., within one year immediately preceding the application for certification; or has been sole trial or appellate counsel of record in one contested commitment under ch. 980, Stats., within the three years immediately preceding the application for certification.
PD 1.04(14) (14)Other specialized certification lists. The state public defender may develop other specialized lists under this section in response to changes in substantive or procedural law or developments in forensic science.
PD 1.04(15) (15)Public defender's authority to waive criteria. The state public defender may allow an attorney's education, training or experience to substitute for any requirement set forth in s. PD 1.035 or this section. The state public defender may waive the requirements in this section to assign a case to an attorney who has a prior pending case with the same client.
PD 1.04 History History: Cr. Register, May, 1978, No. 269, eff. 6-1-78; am. Register, August, 1978, No. 272, eff. 9-1-78; r. and recr. (1), renum, (2) to (4) to be (5) to (7) and am. (7), cr. (2) to (4), Register, August, 1981, No. 308, eff. 9-1-81; am. (1) (intro.) and (c), (2) (c) and (d) 5., (3) (c) and (d) 3., renum. (4) to (7) to be (5), (7), (8) and (9) and am. (8) (a) (intro.) and 2. and (9), cr. (4) and (6), Register, November, 1984, No. 347, eff. 12-1-84; am. (5) (a) , Register, April, 1990, No. 412, eff. 5-1-90; correction in (9) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 4., Stats., Register, April, 1990, No. 412; r. and recr. (1), am. (2) (b), (3) (b), (5) (b), (7), (8) (a) (intro.), (c) and (a), r. (2) (c), (3) (c), (4) and (8) (a) 2., renum. (2) (d) (intro.), (3) (d) (intro.) and (8) (a) 3. to be (2) (c) (intro.), (3) (c) (intro.) and (8) (a) 2. and am., cr. (2m), Register, October, 1992, No. 442, eff. 11-1-92; correction in (9) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, July, 1995, No. 475; r. and recr. (5), r. (7), Register, April, 1996, No. 484, eff. 5-1-96; correction in (5) (c) 1. and (f) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6. and 7., Stats., Register, July, 1996, No. 487; correction in (2m) (a) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, October, 1996, No. 490; cr. (10), Register, August, 1999, No. 524, eff. 9-1-99; CR 02-110: cr. (5) (bc), am. (5) (d) 3. and (e) 3., Register December 2002 No. 564, eff. 1-1-03; CR 09-067: r. and recr. Register June 2010 No. 654, eff. 7-1-10.
PD 1.05 PD 1.05 Appeal of certification decisions.
PD 1.05(2) (2) Any attorney may appeal the state public defender's certification decision under s. PD 1.03 (2) by mailing a letter of appeal to the state public defender within 30 days of the notice of the decision. The attorney shall state in the letter the certification from which the attorney has been excluded or the decision from which the attorney intends to appeal. The letter shall state the reasons why the attorney believes the decision was improper.
PD 1.05(3) (3) Upon receipt of an appeal letter, the state public defender shall place the matter on the agenda of the next state public defender board meeting unless that meeting is less than 10 days from the receipt of the appeal letter, in which case the matter may be scheduled for the following meeting. The state public defender shall, at least 10 days before the hearing, inform the attorney of the time and place of the board meeting at which the appeal will be considered.
PD 1.05(4) (4) The state public defender shall transmit to the board and the attorney all material relied upon in reaching the certification decision, including the certification application and all written comments received under s. 977.08 (3), Stats.
PD 1.05(5) (5) The attorney may submit to the board any material that he or she believes is relevant to the appeal. The hearing before the board shall be considered a "class 3" proceeding and is governed by ch. 227, Stats.
PD 1.05(6) (6) The state public defender board may deliberate the matter in executive session pursuant to the provisions of s. 19.85 (1) (a), Stats. The board shall issue a written decision affirming, reversing or modifying the decision of the state public defender. The written decision shall be mailed to the attorney within 20 days after the board meeting and shall be signed by an officer of the board.
PD 1.05(7) (7) The board's written decision shall constitute findings of fact and conclusions of law within the meaning of s. 227.47, Stats.
PD 1.05(8) (8) The board may appoint a panel of board members to conduct the hearing specified in subs. (5) and (6). After reviewing the record of the hearing and receiving the panel's recommendation, the entire board shall issue a written decision.
PD 1.05 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1978, No. 272, eff. 9-1-78; am. (1) to (6), Register, November, 1984, No. 347, eff. 12-1-84; corrections in (5) and (7), made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, April, 1990, No. 412; am. (5), cr. (8), Register, July, 1997, No. 499, eff. 8-1-97; CR 09-067: r. (1), am. (2), (3) and (6) Register June 2010 No. 654, eff. 7-1-10.
PD 1.05 Note PD 1.06 Decertification for cause. History: Cr. Register, August, 1981, No. 308, eff. 9-1-81; am. (1) and (2), Register, November, 1984, No. 347, eff. 12-1-84; am. (1) and (2), r. (4), Register, October, 1992, No. 442, eff. 11-1-92; r. and recr. Register, July, 1997, No. 499, eff. 8-1-97; CR 09-067: r. Register June 2010 No. 654, eff. 7-1-10.
PD 1.07 PD 1.07 Voluntary removal. Any attorney may request to be removed from any certification list, and the state public defender shall remove the attorney. An attorney seeking reinstatement to a certification list after voluntary removal shall submit an application as provided in s. PD 1.03 (1).
PD 1.07 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1978, No. 272, eff. 9-1-78; am. (1), Register, November, 1984, No. 347, eff. 12-1-84; am. Register, October, 1992, No. 442, eff. 11-1-92; CR 09-067: am. Register June 2010 No. 654, eff. 7-1-10.
PD 1.075 PD 1.075 Inactive status.
PD 1.075(1)(1) An attorney may decline to accept appointments and request in writing to be placed in inactive status. If an attorney has not been appointed in a case for more than one year, the state public defender may place the attorney in inactive status and shall notify the attorney of the change. Except as provided in sub. (2), the state public defender shall return the attorney to active status upon request.
PD 1.075(2) (2) If an attorney has been in inactive status for more than 2 years, and seeks reinstatement to active status, the attorney shall submit an application as provided in s. PD 1.03 (1).
PD 1.075 History History: CR 09-067: cr. Register June 2010 No. 654, eff. 7-1-10.
PD 1.08 PD 1.08 Access to files.
PD 1.08(1)(1) The state public defender may not disclose the contents or substance of any review or investigation prior to issuing a decision under s. PD 1.03, unless ordered to do so by the chairperson of the public defender board or a court, or unless the attorney who is the subject of the review or investigation first discloses the contents or the substance of the review or investigation.
PD 1.08(2) (2) Only certification lists, board proceedings and decisions under this chapter shall be considered public documents and open to public inspection.
PD 1.08 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1978, No. 272, eff. 9-1-78; am. (1), Register, November, 1984, No. 347, eff. 12-1-84; am. (1), Register, October, 1992, No. 442, eff. 11-1-92; CR 09-067: am. Register June 2010 No. 654, eff. 7-1-10.
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