2003 Guideline 10.15.2

GUIDELINE 10.15.2 – 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 conduct an investigation in accordance with Guideline 10.7.

C. Clemency counsel should ensure that clemency is sought in as timely and persuasive a manner as possible, tailoring the presentation to the characteristics of the particular client, case and jurisdiction.

D. Clemency counsel should ensure that the process governing consideration of the client’s application is substantively and procedurally just, and, if not should seek appropriate redress.

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