I'm a law clerk awaiting July 2018 Cal Bar results and my supervisor wants to know if I'm able to visit his client in jail to discuss the case on his behalf? It would just be for interview purposes to get more information on the case... of course no legal advice/services would be rendered.
Call the jail and ask.
You should also consider looking someplace else for guidance in your future career.
Avvo is a consumer website for quick answers to legal questions, not a resource for lawyers. If your supervisor doesn't know how to find the answer to this question, he or she has no business practicing law, let along supervising law students, especially when the clients are facing loss of their liberty.
Good luck with Bar results. You will start going crazy in the beginning of November. It's subtle at first, but the week before results come out, nobody will be able to stand being around you. Avoid making major decisions and stay away from sharp objects. Don't worry... that's normal, and everybody goes through the same thing.
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However, you can contact the jail/detention center and inquire about the policy allowing law graduates to visit detainees.
Probably not. Your supervising attorney should have told you to call the jail and ask rather than posting a question on a consumer website. I hope this isn't how you do other legal research.
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Always a good idea to send a law clerk who isn't an attorney to go visit your client who is expecting an actual attorney. Generally you need a bar card to get a visit as an attorney with a client in custody which is absolutely essential for confidentiality. Call the jail and figure out their policy.
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