Founded January 15, 2016 - United December 25, 2016
Name: The Attorney Act
Serial Number: RL-006
Date of Passage: 2021/06/26
Brief Purpose: To establish procedure for attorneys and trial representation.
The Attorney Act
Section I: The Attorney General
The Attorney General shall be the primary legal adviser to the President and the default chief prosecutor for criminal cases. The Attorney General may appoint an alternate prosecutor for a case provided the appointed prosecutor does not have a conflict of interest.
The President must nominate an Attorney General at the commencement of each Presidential term or make appointments on a case-by-case basis as legal violations or legal questions arise.
The President, Founder, and Justices may not serve as Attorney General.
The Attorney General may, with due discretion, appoint any person or persons to be their deputy or deputies, and in that capacity to exercise during their pleasure such powers, authorities and functions as they deem it necessary or expedient to delegate to them, subject to any limitations expressed by law; but the appointment of such a deputy or deputies shall not affect the exercise by the principal holder of any power, function or authority.
In the event that the Attorney General is the subject of a criminal case, a conflict of interest exists, or the office of the Attorney General is vacant, the court shall appoint an alternate prosecutor.
The defendant in a criminal case may petition the court to determine whether a conflict of interest exists.
Section II: The Association of Attorneys
The Association of Attorneys (AoA) shall be composed of a maximum of four attorneys who must be citizens.
Attorneys will be determined via an application process consisting of a timed online form lasting no longer than ten minutes.
The qualifying passing score shall be seventy percent and may only be retaken with a different set of questions.
The Supreme Court shall create and format the questions.
Attorneys serve a term of one year and may reapply within the final month of their term. There are no term limits.
Attorneys may be removed by unanimous agreement of the Supreme Court.
Attorneys shall be given access to court channels and relevant channels for any proceeding they are assigned to.
Section III: Defense Counsel
A Defense Counsel shall be established for each court case and will consist of an attorney and any defendants.
Citizens are guaranteed the right to choose their own attorney or to instead represent themselves.
The attorney shall act in support of the defendant(s).
An attorney shall not act in any court case/trial if it is deemed they cannot maintain objectivity or a conflict of interest exists.
A citizen is guaranteed the right to an attorney when under investigation or in a trial.
Section IV: Confidentiality
Information that is shared by a client only to their attorney, is related to a criminal or civil case that was active at the time it was shared, and is shared via a private medium where, to both party's knowledge, no one other than the client, attorney, and any administrator can access it shall be considered privileged information.
Restrictions shall be applied to privileged information.
No one may be compelled to reveal privileged information in any manner.
No one, other than the client, may reveal privileged information without the consent of the client.
An attorney may not be compelled to testify against their client.
A criminal defendant may not be compelled to testify against themself.
Should the client commit perjury by giving testimony that conflicts with privileged information or the client knowingly and willingly shares the information with another party, the affected information will no longer be considered privileged.