IMMC Mental Health Court Defense Counsel Contract Opportunity

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 8:40am

The State Public Defender’s Office is seeking to contract with an attorney to provide legal services to inmates at one Department of Corrections institution.  The opportunity is at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Oakdale.  The contract would begin April 1,  2022 and end June 30, 2022.

The contract would require the following:

Ths attorney will represent male and female respondents in involuntary hospitalization commitment hearings in Johnson County under Iowa Code Chapter 229, including any appeals. The scope of services excludes Writ of Habeas Corpus petitions filed under Iowa Code Chapter 229 and where a conflict may arise.

The rate will be $66 per hour, payable monthly upon receipt of an itemized billing statement.  There is no set amount of hours, only reasonable and necessary hours as needed to satisfactorily represent a client listed in the above scope.


If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter (e-mailed PDF is strongly preferred) by March 21, 2022 to:


Elisabeth Huston

State Public Defender

Lucas State Office Building

Des Moines, IA 50319