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OPD Hiring a Contract Attorney (10.77/NGRI Program)
May 28, 2024 | Erin Stewart

The Washington State Office of Public Defense (OPD) 10.77 Program provides state-funded attorney representation to indigent clients with a right to counsel at State expense for proceedings civil commitment proceedings brought under RCW 10.77. OPD seeks to fill contract attorney positions within this program. A contact attorney is expected to represent clients in all stages of RCW 10.77 proceedings including, conditional release, unconditional release and forced medication proceedings. A full-time attorney will carry a caseload of approximately 15 clients. Annual compensation for a full-time caseload is $205,704.00. Contractors are responsible for all overhead such as support staff, rent, and other costs of doing business. View the full details of RFQ24032 on careers.wa.gov.