TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER IX: DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE
SUBCHAPTER d: OPERATIONS
PART 2525 RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES
SECTION 2525.40 ATTORNEY VISITATION (COURT AGREEMENT)
Section 2525.40 Attorney Visitation (Court Agreement)
a) To assure that youth may privately confer in person with attorneys of their choice or with attorneys retained by their parents or with attorneys appointed by courts, the following procedures are established:
1) Attorneys may routinely visit offenders between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily, unless other arrangements have been made with the Chief Administrative Officer of the youth center.
A) Except in emergencies, at least 24 hours before the visit, attorneys are requested to notify an employee of the youth center designated by the Chief Administrative Officer to arrange visitations, the date and time at which they wish to confer with the offender.
B) The designated employee will immediately confirm or deny the arrangements.
2) The visiting attorneys may establish that they are attorneys registered with the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois (130 East Randolph, Suite 1500, Chicago, Illinois 60601) by exhibiting their Commission identification card.
A) If no card is available, the facility shall call the Commission (800/826-8625 or 312/565-2600) to determine if the attorneys are registered.
B) Visiting attorneys not listed with the Commission or those practicing out of state shall be approved by the Chief Administrative Officer only after it has been established that they are licensed to practice law.
3) Any time prior to any attorney-youth conference, the youth shall sign an authorization. The authorization shall be filed in the youth's master record file and shall be substantially in the following form:
A) In the event that the youth's written authorization is not submitted for the attorney, the designated employee will immediately confer with the youth for the purpose of obtaining written authorization.
B) In lieu of the above authorization, any time prior to the visit, an attorney may present a copy of a court order appointing the attorney to represent the youth.
b) The aforementioned shall apply also to law students, paralegals, or attorneys' agents to the extent that such persons present a written statement from registered attorneys indicating that the person is working under the supervision of an attorney.
c) Before this Section of the Subpart may be modified, the Department legal staff shall be consulted. This Section was promulgated pursuant to the settlement of litigation by order of the court. It may not be modified without the approval of the court.