I am trying to get documents that are sealed in a civil mental health matter and after I petitioned the court they granted me a show of cause hearing but I have to serve the county attorney. I never knew there was one. What does he do??? Why would he have any interest in my civil matter???
Most likely because by law the county attorney has to defend the local government agency you filed a lawsuit against.
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None of us can tell you exactly why because we do not have the papers, but I would bet it is because you are seeking sealed records and the County may have an interest (theoretical or actual) in whether or not the records are sealed.
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