2.53.030  <<  2.53.045 >>   2.53.055

Fund distribution for attorneys appointed in dependency proceedings.

(1) Money appropriated by the legislature for legal services provided by an attorney appointed pursuant to RCW 13.34.100 must be administered by the office of civil legal aid established under RCW 2.53.020.
(2) The office of civil legal aid shall enter into contracts with attorneys and agencies for the provision of legal services under RCW 13.34.100 to remain within appropriated amounts.
(3) Prior to distributing state funds under subsection (2) of this section, the office of civil legal aid must verify that attorneys providing legal representation to children under RCW 13.34.100 meet the standards of practice, voluntary training, and caseload limits developed and recommended by the statewide children's representation work group pursuant to section 5, chapter 180, Laws of 2010. Caseload limits described in this subsection must be determined as provided in RCW 13.34.100(6)(c)(ii).


FindingConstructionEffective date2014 c 108: See notes following RCW 13.34.100.
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