1989 Guideline 11.9.4

GUIDELINE 11.9.4 – DUTIES OF CLEMENCY COUNSEL

A. Clemency counsel should be familiar with the procedures for and permissible substantive content of a request for clemency.

B. Clemency counsel should interview the client, and any prior attorneys if possible, and conduct an investigation to discover information relevant to the clemency procedure applicable in the jurisdiction.

C. Clemency counsel should take appropriate steps to ensure that clemency is sought in as timely and persuasive a manner as possible.

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