Office of Assigned Counsel
Director: Letty Alvarez-Gubitosi
The Office of Assigned Counsel is open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30 pm
Closed daily from 12:00pm-1:00pm
OUR OFFICE IS CLOSED ALL MAJOR HOLIDAYS & MANDATORY CLOSURE DAYS
The Office of Assigned
Counsel ensures a person's constitutional right to counsel in a court
proceeding, whether civil or criminal in form, when necessary to ensure
procedural fairness. Such a right exists in any proceeding which may result
in physical incarceration.
The legislature finds that effective legal representation should be provided for indigent persons and persons who are indigent and able to contribute, consistent with the Constitutional requirements of fairness, equal protection, and due process in all cases where the right to counsel attaches.
The Court has designated the Skagit County Office of Assigned Counsel as it's designee to determine whether a defendant is indigent pursuant to RCW 10.101.
The Office of Assigned Counsel performs eligibility screening for indigent defense services for Skagit County Superior and District Court.