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Statutes > Nebraska > Chapter29 > 29-3929

29-3929. Chief counsel; duties.The primary duties of the chief counsel shall be to provide direct legal services to indigent defendants, and the chief counsel shall:(1) Supervise the operations of the appellate division, the capital litigation division, the DNA testing division, and the major case resource center;(2) Prepare a budget and disburse funds for the operations of the commission;(3) Present to the commission an annual report on the operations of the commission, including an accounting of all funds received and disbursed, an evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of the commission, and recommendations for improvement;(4) Convene or contract for conferences and training seminars related to criminal defense;(5) Perform other duties as directed by the commission;(6) Establish and administer projects and programs for the operation of the commission;(7) Appoint and remove employees of the commission and delegate appropriate powers and duties to them;(8) Adopt and promulgate rules and regulations for the management and administration of policies of the commission and the conduct of employees of the commission;(9) Transmit monthly to the commission a report of the operations of the commission for the preceding calendar month;(10) Execute and carry out all contracts, leases, and agreements authorized by the commission with agencies of federal, state, or local government, corporations, or persons; and(11) Exercise all powers and perform all duties necessary and proper in carrying out his or her responsibilities. SourceLaws 1995, LB 646, § 11; Laws 2001, LB 659, § 16.