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[74 Stat. 231]
[74 Stat. 231]
PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960

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PUBLIC LAW 86-531-JUNE 27, 1960

the case load involving Indigents in the courts and other tribunals specified in section 3. All attorneys employed to represent indigents by the Agency shall be members of the bar of, and qualified to practice law in, the District of Columbia. The salaries of all employees of the Agency, except the Director, shall be fixed by the Board of Trustees, following the salary scale for employees of similar qualifications and seniority in the office of the United States attorney for the District of Columbia. SEC. 8. The Director, with the approval of the Board of Trustees, may employ volunteer attorneys, without salary, who shall be reimbursed their out-of-pocket expenses properly incurred in the course of their employment. Service of individual as a volunteer attorney pursuant to this section shall not be considered as service or employment bringing such individual within the provisions of sections 281, 283, 284, or 1914 of title 18 of the United States Code, or section 190 of the Revised Statutes, nor shall any person serving as a volunteer attorney be considered, by reason of such service, an employee of the government of the District of Columbia for any purpose. SEC. 9. All salaried employees of the Agency shall give full time to the Agency work. The Director, with the approval of the Board of Trustees, shall fix the requirements upon the time of volunteer attorneys, and shall fix the office hours of the Agency. No salaried employee of the Agency, including the Director, shall engage in any private practice of the law, and no such employee shall receive a fee for any legal service. SEC. 10. The Board of Trustees of the Agency shall, on June 1 of each year, submit a report of the Agency's work for the past year to the Congress of the United States^ to the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia^ to the Commissioners of the District of Columbia and to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Said report shall include a statement of financial condition, revenues, and expenses for the past year, prepared by a certified public accountant or by a designee of the Administrative Office. Said Board shall also forward a copy of the report required by this section to each member of the panel described in section 5, and such panel shall meet with the Board of Trustees and Director not later than August 1 of each year to review the work and financial needs of the Agency in the light of the report submitted the previous June 1, as required by this section. SEC. 11. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act, there is authorized to be appropriated for each fiscal year, out of any moneys in the Treasury to the credit of the District of Columbia, such sums as may be necessary; except that not to exceed $75,000 shall be appropriated for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1960. Such sums shall be appropriated for the judiciary, to be disbursed by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts to carry on the business of the Agency. The Administrative Office in disbursing and accounting for said sums will follow, so far as possible, its standard fiscal practices. The budget estimates for the Agency shall be prepared in consultation with the Commissioners of the District of Columbia. SEC. 12. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), this Act shall take effect on the date of its enactment. (b) Sections 6, 7, and 8 shall take effect on the date of enactment of the first Act appropriating moneys to carry out the purposes of this Act which is enacted after the date of enactment of this Act, and section 3 shall take effect on the sixtieth day after the date of enactment of such appropriation Act. Approved June 27, 1960.


V o l u n t e s e f attorney s.

Dual employment prohibited.

Report to Congress et at.


Effective date.