People facing involuntary commitment have a right to counsel because a commitment represents a significant infringement on a respondent’s liberty interest. In North Carolina, respondents facing involuntary commitment who have not arranged private counsel are represented by Special Counsel or an appointed attorney.
Rules, Policies & Standards
- Determining the Methods of Indigent Legal Service Delivery in a Judicial District Jun 2002
- Employee Reimbursement Form May 2021
- Entitlement to and Payment of GALs Oct 2014
- Out-of-Court Foreign Language Interpreters & Translators Sep 2015
- Review from Denial of Attorney Application for Local Indigent List or Removal from Local List Feb 2010
- Review of Decisions of the IDS Director or Designee Dec 2017