The Hennepin County Commitment Defense Project (CDP) is a panel of independent attorneys who are appointed by the Hennepin County Court to represent people who have been petitioned for civil commitment.

Attorneys interested in serving on this panel must be a member of the HCBA, possess malpractice insurance, and be in good standing with the Lawyer Professional Responsibility Board.  To apply for appointment, contact the HCBA’s CDP Coordinator, Doug McGuire, at

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