Once the hearing is set, an attorney will be appointed for person alleged to be in need of treatment unless that person is privately represented.
Once the Petition is filed, and if the person is deemed clinically suitable, the individual may decide to sign a Formal Voluntary Admission Application. The individual may also request to defer the hearing at a deferral conference or stipulate to a treatment order.
The individual may also demand a jury at any time up to the time of the first hearing. If the person does demand a jury, the hearing will be adjourned until a jury may be convened.