(j) the adoption of judicial and legislative procedures for the handling of physical evidence. Courts and legislators should, where appropriate, establish the following procedures for the handling of such material evidence by the defence: A defence lawyer should be made personally available to a criminal accused person for consultation at or before any appearance before a bailiff, including the first appearance. The OAS narcotics program was launched at the Inter-American Conference on Drug Trafficking in April 1986 – the first meeting in the Western Hemisphere to address all aspects of the drug problem. In accordance with the Program of Action adopted at that meeting, the OAS General Assembly established the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) in November 1986, which meets twice a year to guide the program and assess the drug situation in the hemisphere. Originally composed of 11 member governments, the Commission was expanded to 34 in response to growing interest in the programme and concerns about the drug problem. The first projects were implemented in 1988. The programme identified five priority lines of action: the development of national and international law, the establishment of an inter-American drug information system, demand reduction, alternative development and the strengthening of national drug commissions. “Three o`clock,” he replied, “just after the last period. Then Ms. Todd said she went up to the computer. It`s a coincidence, huh? (a) Defence counsel must exercise independent professional judgment when advising a client.
(v) If an application raises objections to elaborate tests or investigations, the court should consider ordering procedures for an independent evaluation of the defence analysis, including, but not limited to: (h) In a jurisdiction with an intermediate appellate court, counsel should normally continue to represent the client after the interlocutory court has rendered a decision: if further calls are likely. Unless an advance payment agreement provides otherwise, a new lawyer will be replaced or a court will allow the lawyer to withdraw. Unless an advance payment agreement provides otherwise, a new lawyer is replaced, or a court allows counsel to withdraw, appellate counsel should, as a general rule, continue to represent the client at all stages of a direct appeal, including review by the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2002-03, OAS member states undertook a comprehensive review of the hemispheric security architecture, culminating in a special security conference held in Mexico in October 2003. The Declaration on Security in America provides a practical guide to resolving border tensions between states, reducing pressure on military spending, promoting democratic norms, and promoting trust, transparency, and cooperation in our hemisphere. (i) After consulting with the client, the lawyer should assist the client in deciding on the best course of action and the best way to follow and implement that course of action. A.1) Read this document and follow the safety guidelines outlined in the checklists at the end of each chapter.
(e) The lawyer must appear in court in a timely manner, file motions, briefs and other documents, and deal with opposing counsel, witnesses and others. The defence lawyer should stress to the client, assistants and defence witnesses the importance of punctuality when appearing in court. (d) When the court is sitting, unless the court decides otherwise, defence counsel should address the court and not directly address other lawyers when dealing with cases relating to the case. (d) After removal from a jury, if no law, rule or order prohibits such an act, the defence counsel may contact the jury to determine whether a verdict can be challenged in court or to evaluate the defence counsel`s performance for future improvements. The lawyer should consider asking the court to order the jury that, unless prohibited by law, it is not inappropriate for jurors to discuss the matter with counsel, even if they are not required to do so. Any communication with a jury after release should not denigrate the criminal justice system and jury process, or criticize the jury`s actions or verdict.