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LCrR 3.1. Right to and Assignment of Counsel

Local Criminal Rule

(d) Assignment of Lawyer.
(4) Appointed and assigned counsel shall file quarterly, with the Clerk, on the form recommended by the Supreme Court, a certificate declaring that counsel is in compliance with the applicable Standards for Indigent Defense promulgated by the Supreme Court of Washington. An appointed or assigned attorney who is not in compliance with the applicable standards, or who has not filed a certificate prior to appearing or filing a notice of appearance, shall so advise the court at every hearing.
(f) Services Other Than Counsel. Pursuant to the authority under CrR 3.1(f), all requests and approval for expert services expenditures are hereby delegated to the King County Department of Public Defense (DPD). Upon finding that investigative, expert or other services are necessary to an adequate defense and that defendant is financially unable to obtain them, DPD shall authorize the services. Where services are denied in whole or in part, the defendant may move for de novo review to the Chief Criminal Judge or the Chief Judge of the Maleng Regional Justice Center. Should defendant seek an order sealing the moving papers, defendant shall present, along with the moving papers, a motion and proposed order sealing the documents to the DPD. DPD shall submit the motion to seal and proposed order with the moving papers regarding request for expert services and DPD’s order on the motion for expert services to the Chief Criminal Judge or the Chief Judge of the Maleng Regional Justice Center.

[Adopted effective January 1, 1996; Amended effective September 1, 2008; September 1, 2011; November 29, 2011; March 2, 2012; September 1, 2012; September 27, 2012; December 21, 2012; May 17, 2013; July 1, 2013; September 2, 2013.]