SECTION .0200 ‑ LEGAL RIGHTS

 

10a NCAC 28b .0201       ACCESS TO LEGAL SERVICES

(a)  All clients have the right to contact and consult with legal counsel of their choice according to the provisions of G.S. 122C‑62(a)(2) and 122C‑62(c)(2).

(b)  Information regarding the availability of legal services shall be given to all clients and shall be posted in areas accessible to the clients.  Information provided by legal assistance programs concerning the availability of their services for indigent clients shall be posted in areas accessible to the clients.  Each State Facility Director shall ensure that all state facility employees are informed of the availability of legal services for clients in a manner deemed appropriate by the State Facility Director, including the right of clients to communicate and consult with attorneys.

(c)  Each State Facility Director shall designate locations where clients and attorneys may conduct their interviews in privacy.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C‑51; 122C‑58; 122C‑62; 122C‑111; 143B‑147;

Eff. October 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1989.