RCW 71.09 Civil Commitment
As required by state statute, OPD contracts with attorneys statewide to represent indigent respondents who have a right to legal counsel in civil commitment proceedings under Chapter 71.09 RCW. Chapter 257 Laws of 2012
In accordance with statutes, court rules and court orders, OPD also administers payments for investigators, expert witnesses and other necessary professional services.
If you cannot find an answer to your question on our website, please contact:
Shoshana Kehoe-Ehlers, RCW 71.09 Program Manager
(360) 586-3164 ext. 110