CCP 4547     

Art. 4547.  Hearing

An interdiction proceeding shall be heard summarily and by preference.  The defendant has a right to be present at the hearing and the court shall not conduct the hearing in his absence, unless the court determines that good cause exists to do so.  The defendant has the right to present evidence, to testify, to cross-examine witnesses, and to otherwise participate at the hearing.  If the defendant is unable to come to the courthouse for the hearing, the judge may hold the hearing where the defendant is located.  The hearing may be closed for good cause.  The court may call witnesses not called by the parties and may require the presence of a proposed curator.

Acts 2000, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 25, §3, eff. July 1, 2001.