If you have a client you're representing become suicidal while in holding until the federal sentencing, what do you do

Asked about 2 years ago - Memphis, TN

If you have a client you're representing become suicidal while in holding until the federal sentencing, what do you do from the lawyer standpoint of this issue? Do you even have to do anything? Do you have to talk with client or are there any protocols?

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  1. Stephen Alan Sauer

    Contributor Level 16

    Answered . I would contact the jail medical department to notify them of the problem. Depending on the problem, it's also possible a mental evaluation would be needed on the client. Meeting with the client is probably beneficial to make sure the he's getting the proper medical treatment.

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