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Please use the following forms to request an investigator or expert on your case:

Superior, District and Juvenile Court Cases

Request for Investigator or Expert at Public Expense

Supplemental Request for Investigator or Expert at Public Expense

Please only put one request/supplier on each request form, and then email your request to Catt Bodeman Dodd. If approved, an authorization will be emailed to you as soon as possible. 


Forms for use by counsel and the court

Blank order.

Notice of Withdrawal & Substitution-Superior Court

Notice of Withdrawal & Substitution-District Court

CR 84.0320 DOSA PreSentencing Examination Community Residential-Superior


Certification Form for Superior & District Courts 

Certification Form

Monthly Time Sheet - Privately Retained

Monthly Time Sheet - Other Public Defense Contracts


2023 Letters of interest in providing indigent representation in Kitsap County

Kitsap County's Office of Public Defense is currently seeking letters of interest from attorneys who wish to contract with the County in 2023 to provide representation for indigent people in Kitsap whose liberty interests are in jeopardy due to State action.  The County is currently seeking attorney providers in the following areas of representation:

Homicide prosecutions in Superior Court

Felony prosecutions in Superior Court

Felony arraignments/ calendar coverage in Superior Court

Gross misdemeanor/ misdemeanor prosecutions in District Court

RALJ appeals to Superior Court

Therapeutic Court representation – Behavioral Health Court

Therapeutic Court representation – Adult Drug Court & Veteran's Court

Involuntary Commitment Cases – Superior Court

Civil Commitment Cases – Superior Court

Dependency Proceedings – Superior Court

Arraignments in Juvenile Court

Criminal prosecutions and other representation in Juvenile Court (CHINNS, Becca, etc.)

Juvenile Drug Court

Individualized Treatment Court – Juvenile

Girls Court – Juvenile

In your letter of interest please clearly indicate each contract(s) you are interested in providing representation pursuant to, the attorney(s) you envision handling the representation encompassed by the contract(s) and their relevant background and experience, the maximum number of cases you desire to receive per month pursuant to each contract(s) and the amount of compensation you desire for the work required by the contract(s).  Please submit your letter of interest directly to me via the e-mail or fax listed below no later than 5 p.m. on October 21, 2022.  If you have any additional questions or concerns about these contract opportunities, please reach out to me directly at the phone or e-mail below. 

Thank you,  
Steven M. Lewis
Chief Public Defender
Kitsap County Office of Public Defense
614 Division St. MS 40
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Please email your letters of interest to Steven M. Lewis or fax them to 360-337-4438