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RCW 71.09.045 Indigent defense servicesActivities beyond the scope of representation by the office of public defense.
The following activities, unless provided as part of investigation and preparation for any hearing or trial under this chapter, are beyond the scope of representation of an attorney under contract with the office of public defense pursuant to chapter 2.70 RCW for the purposes of providing indigent defense services in sexually violent predator civil commitment proceedings:
(1) Investigation or legal representation challenging the conditions of confinement at the special commitment center or any secure community transition facility;
(2) Investigation or legal representation for making requests under the public records act, chapter 42.56 RCW;
(3) Legal representation or advice regarding filing a grievance with the department as part of its grievance policy or procedure;
(4) Such other activities as may be excluded by policy or contract with the office of public defense.
Effective date2012 c 257: See note following RCW 2.70.020.
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