Does a court appointed public defender have to be licensed?
Question Details: I was informed my fiance's criminal defense attorney public defender lost his license to practice law but was still representing my fiance afterwards. Is that legal?
The attorney must be licensed to practice law. The attorney cannot continue representing your fiance.
You should immediately contact the Illinois State Bar and report the attorney for practicing law without a license.The court in which the attorney has been representing your fiance should also be notified.
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