Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 7:00pm
Questions: Please contact the MCJ Legal Unit at (213) 974-0103
Parking available at the visitor parking structure for $7 .00
Form of Identification
All persons using the attorney room must be in possession of a valid form of identification:
- State, County, Government ID
- Military Photo ID
Additional forms of identification may be required. Contact the attorney room or Legal Unit for questions.
Rules and Regulations
At the discretion of the Unit Commander, persons in violation of the rules may be prohibited from using the attorney room for up to 30 days. Subsequent violations of the rules by the same party may cause the violator to be prohibited from using the attorney room for an excess of 30 days and/or permanent suspension of their usage privilege. Suspensions may be appealed in writing to the Unit Commander.
Items that are allowed through the attorney room window traffic are:
- Notary Public
- Legal documents/power of attorney
- Restraining orders
- Property release slips
- Vehicle releases
- State or county payroll checks issued prior to date of incarceration
- Income tax checks
Items that are not allowed through the attorney room window traffic are:
(ITEMS NOT ALLOWED THROUGH THE WINDOW TRAFFIC, ARE ALSO NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE ATTORNEY ROOM)
- Personal, private industry payroll, business checks, Cashiers Checks or unemployment checks
- Money draws
- Pawn slips
- Any marriage documents (unless approved by the Legal Office)
- Real Estate documents, Grant Deeds, Deed of Trusts, or any escrow documents
Booths are on a first come first serve basis. Precedent over the booth is often provided to Law Enforcement and Attorneys, although ultimate discretion as to the use of the booth shall be reserved for the Legal Unit.
Only individuals conducting a deposition can call in advance and reserve the booth. The use of the booth may require an approved court order. Contact the MCJ Legal Unit if you have any questions regarding the use of the booth. Reservations can be made directly with the attorney room.
Admittance of Law Students
Per the State Bar Examiners, "certified law students" are those law students who have completed two full years of law school and who have applied for and received a letter of certification from the State Bar Examiners in Sacramento.
Law students will not be allowed to accompany lawyers into the attorney room unless the attorney room has on file a previous notice officially designating the student as a certified law student. The title of law clerk or legal aide per se does not entitle anyone to accompany an attorney into the attorney room.
If the certified law student wishes to interview an inmate, but the specified supervising attorney does not accompany the student, the student will be directed to the visiting screen where he or she will interview the inmate.