Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Department Regulation No. C-01-004 Attorney Visits Orientation for Attorney Staff: Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Law Clerks, and Investigators It is required.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Department Regulation No. C-01-004 Attorney Visits Orientation for Attorney Staff: Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Law Clerks, and Investigators It is required."— Presentation transcript:

1 Department Regulation No. C Attorney Visits Orientation for Attorney Staff: Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Law Clerks, and Investigators It is required that designated/approved legal representatives read and understand Department Regulation C regarding visitations at state prison facilities in its entirety along with the completion of this training module prior to approval of a visiting request at any state facility.

2 2 Learner Objectives Learner Objectives 1. Understand the process for requesting to visit an offender as a representative of his/her attorney. 2. Understand the procedures and guidelines for approved visits. 3. Be aware of rules and visitor responsibilities regarding visits to correctional facilities.

3 3 Department Regulation #C Attorney Staff Sets Procedures Establishes Credentials Establishes Discretionary Powers Lists Affidavit and Informational Requirements

4 4 Dept. Regulation C Procedures A. Criteria for Approval of Legal Representatives:

5 5 Criteria for Approval of Authorized Representatives: Can NOT be on visiting list Can NOT be on visiting list (exception for immediate family members) A paralegal or paralegal assistant must have completed an accredited study program A paralegal or paralegal assistant must have completed an accredited study program

6 6 Criteria to be met by the employing attorney: The employing attorney submits an affidavit. (Form C A) The employing attorney submits an affidavit. (Form C A)

7 7 Affidavit Form C A Must contain the following: a. Individual’s name, b. Social security number and c. Date of Birth d. Duration of employment or supervision e. A copy of their certification or license

8 8 Important to Note! Representatives of attorneys who seek authorization to visit a client on behalf of their supervising attorney, but do not possess a certificate and/or license shall not be authorized or approved except by special permission from the Warden of the institution. Representatives of attorneys who seek authorization to visit a client on behalf of their supervising attorney, but do not possess a certificate and/or license shall not be authorized or approved except by special permission from the Warden of the institution.

9 9 Schedule visits with the institution at least 24 hours in advance Scheduling a Visit

10 10 Time of Visits 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday

11 11 Limitations of Visits Offenders at one TIME Legal Representatives in one day` Offenders in one DAY

12 12 Dept. Regulation C General Procedures Training or orientation prior to first visit; Training or orientation prior to first visit; Offenders may refuse attorney visits; Offenders may refuse attorney visits; Visits observed, conversations not monitored; Visits observed, conversations not monitored; Death row offenders may have non-contact visits as Warden’s discretion; Death row offenders may have non-contact visits as Warden’s discretion; Subject to search procedures as are all visitors. Subject to search procedures as are all visitors.

13 13 Exceptions: Exceptions: 1. Improper acts or unethical behavior can result in immediate termination of a visit and being denied future visit requests. 2. DOC Reg. #C does not apply to attorneys representing the State, the Department or the institution.

14 14 General Rules and Visitor Responsibilities

15 15 General Facility Rules Contraband: The Forbidden Fruit

16 16 Searches

17 17 More Rules

18 18 Rules

19 19 PREA The Act provides for prevention, investigation, prosecution, and elimination of prison rape and sexual misconduct in all correctional environments. The Department adheres to a strict “Zero Tolerance” of any and all sexual misconduct or harassment. Violators will be arrested and subject to prosecution.

20 20 Summary These policies are to protect you as well as the offenders Legal representatives must agree to these policies and procedures PRIOR to any legal services rendered

21 21 Steps to Printing the Certificate The Next Slide you come to will be your Certificate of Completion Double click on the slide and enter your name (Under Participant’s Name) –Then enter the name of the firm you represent –Click the button at the top right of the slide, “Print Form” to print your certificate

22 22

23 23 References ACA Standards and (Adult Correctional Institutions) (Adult Correctional Institutions) Department Regulation No. C , “Offender Visitation,” and No. C , “Attorney Visits,” No. C , “Searches” “Offender Visitation,” and No. C , “Attorney Visits,” No. C , “Searches”No. C No. C Louisiana Register – 2010 Authority: Secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections as contained in Chapter 9 of Title 36


Download ppt "Department Regulation No. C-01-004 Attorney Visits Orientation for Attorney Staff: Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Law Clerks, and Investigators It is required."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google