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.The previous hyperlink exits the OPD website. 


In accordance with statutes, court rules and court orders, OPD also administers payments for investigators, expert witnesses and other necessary professional services.

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