IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF PHILADELPHIA COUNTY

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ADMINISTRATIVE DOCKET

No. 003 of 1997

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In re: Mental Health Procedures Act

Appointment of Counsel for All Persons Indigent

O R D E R

AND NOW, this 5th day of September, 1997, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that pursuant to the Mental Health Procedures Act of 1976, as amended, and Phila. Civ. P. No. 7109 the Defender Association is appointed to represent all persons who may be subject to involuntary medical examination and treatment, under the Mental Health Procedures Act unless it appears that any such person can afford and desires to have, private representation.

This Order shall remain in effect until June 30, 1998 unless otherwise provided by this Court.

This Order is issued in accordance with 50 P.S §7101 et seq; Phila.R. Civ.P. No. 7109, Phila.R. Civ.P. No. 51 and Pa. R.C.P. No. 239. As required by Pa. R.C.P. No. 239, the original Order shall be filed with the Prothonotary in an Administrative Docket maintained for Orders issued by the President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, and copies shall be submitted to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts and the Legislative Reference Bureau. Copies of the Order shall also be submitted to Legal Communications, Ltd., The Legal Intelligencer, Jenkins Memorial Law Library, and the law library for the First Judicial District.

BY THE COURT:
ALEX BONAVITACOLA
PRESIDENT JUDGE


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