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Commissioner Pro-Tempore, Involuntary Treatment Act The candidate will preside over contested hearings under the Involuntary Treatment Act to determine if there is a legal and factual basis to order the involuntary commitment of individuals for psychiatric treatment under RCW 71.05 and 71.34. when a sitting Commissioner is not available. Will hear matters involving both self-represented persons as well as persons who are represented, and perform other related duties as assigned by the Presiding Judge, when a sitting Commissioner is not available. Should have membership in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association, with no history of discipline by the Washington State Bar Association. Must have 5+ years of experience in the area of involuntary civil commitments, mental health law, or comparable professional experience. Should demonstrate a familiarity with psychiatric illnesses or with mental disorders as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-5. Knowledge of the judicial system, including King County local rules, statutes, legal principles and case precedents, court procedures, King County Superior Court protocols and King County Superior Court calendaring practices is required. Note: This is an intermittent, temporary position, filling in when a sitting Commissioner is unavailable. The hours of work may vary but are typically between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. This position is at-will and serve at the pleasure of the court. Application Deadline: April 20, 2018.
Job Number: 2018-08004. Send resume and cover letter with Confirmation of Citizenship form, per RCW 2.24.010; WSBA Release; and Criminal Records Background Check form.
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