(20 ILCS 3955/13)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 713)
Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit an eligible
person from being represented by privately
retained counsel or from
waiving his right to an attorney in proceedings under the "Mental Health
and Developmental Disabilities Code", approved by the Eightieth General
Assembly, as now or hereafter amended, or as otherwise provided by law.
If a Legal Advocacy Service attorney has been appointed by a court and
the eligible person secures his own counsel, the court
shall discharge the Legal Advocacy Service attorney.
(Source: P.A. 80-1487.)