MAX O. COGBURN, Jr., District Judge.
While recognizing that standby counsel is a Federal Defender and will not be billing under the CJA plan, so as not to create discrepancies in representation the Court will impose time restrictions similar to those imposed by the undersigned on CJA panel attorneys when serving in a standby capacity in similar cases. Standby counsel, from this point forward, is authorized to spend a maximum of fifteen hours per week in advance of trial and up to 40 hours a week during trial on this case as standby counsel. If her standby status is upgraded to that of counsel, such restrictions shall no longer apply. The duties of standby counsel are as follows:
(1) Standby counsel shall meet a maximum of twice per week with defendant in order to provide technical assistance to help defendant prepare for trial;
(2) Standby counsel shall also attend all hearings, attend each day of the trial, and be available for consultations with the accused;
(3) The term Technical Assistance includes:
(4) Standby counsel will not make any arguments or representations on defendant's behalf or, from this point forward, sign any pleadings or any other documents on defendant's behalf to this Court, any other court, agency or entity;
(5) Standby counsel will not under any circumstances provide any substantive legal advice of any kind or nature.
(6) The term Substantive Legal Advice includes, but is not limited to:
(7) Standby counsel will not act as a messenger, paralegal, or administrative assistant and will not act or function as a messenger or conduit between defendant and the Court or government counsel or any other agency or entity.
Standby counsel may, at the request of the defendant, discuss with him the relative advantages and disadvantages of professional and self-representation. Standby counsel may contact the Court for procedural guidance as an officer of this Court.