Visiting a client in jail is a vital part of any criminal practice. In federal practice, defendants are most often detained at local facilities in Manhattan (MCC) and Brooklyn (MDC), as well as other BOP and GEO Facilities in New York, and like Rikers, they each have their own regulations, quirks, and tricks of the trade. In this course, you will learn what to expect, and all you need to know about getting in (and getting out) of your counsel visits when your client is incarcerated. Our presenters will cover: how to efficiently enter the facilities and what forms are required; usual wait times and potential delays; a description of the facilities; how to make the counsel visit run smoothly; how to efficiently deal with BOP Legal Bureau; communicating with detained clients; how to arrange visitation for your investigator, paralegal, interpreters, and experts; how to arrange for “co-defendant meetings”; how best to facilitate discovery review in light of BOP technology, separation orders, and protective orders; meeting a client who is in the SHU; what happens if a client is found with contraband?; helping a client with their medical and commissary issues; video and telephonic counsel visits; and representing a client in a COVID world and beyond.
NY: 1.5 Professional Practice
NJ: 1.5 General
CA: 1.5 General
PA: 1.5 General (To obtain PA credit, you must send your PA bar registration number to email@example.com upon completion of the course)