1989 Guideline 11.9.1

GUIDELINE 11.9.1 – DUTIES OF TRIAL COUNSEL IN POST JUDGMENT PROCEEDINGS

A. Counsel should he familiar with all state and federal post judgment options available to the client. Counsel should consider and discuss with the client the post judgment procedures that will or may follow imposition of the death sentence.

B. Counsel should take whatever action, such as filing a claim or notice of appeal, is necessary to preserve the client's right to post judgment review of the conviction and sentence. Counsel should consider what other post judgment action, if any, counsel could take to maximize the client s opportunity to seek appellate and postconviction relief.

C. Trial counsel should not cease acting on the client's behalf until subsequent counsel has entered the case or trial counsel s representation has been formally terminated.

D. Trial counsel should cooperate with subsequent counsel concerning information regarding trial-level proceedings and strategies.

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