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Name: Civil Commitments

C.M. appealled from an order issued after a bench trial appointing a conservator over her person and estate under the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (LPS Act) pursuant to Welfare & Institutions Code section 5000 et seq. The Court of Appeal agreed with C.M. that the order should be reversed because she did not knowingly and intelligently waive her right to a jury trial.