North Carolina Civil Commitment Manual, 2d ed. 2011

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Civil Commitment Manual (Chapters 1 through 12)

Appendix A: Forms

Appendix B: Motions

Appendix C: Working with Clients
Appendix D: Involuntary Commitment and the Federal Gun Control Act
Appendix E: Common Abbreviations

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