Monday, November 14, 2016

Trial Manual Available for Free Download

The electronic Sixth Edition of the Trial Manual for the Defense of Criminal Cases has been made available for free download from the American Law Institute's website, a press release from the ALI announced. The manual is authored by Anthony G. Amsterdam and Randy Hertz and published by the American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education. It was originally a joint project of the American College of Trial Lawyers, National Defender Project of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, and ALI-ABA Committee on Continuing Professional Education.

The authors say: "The primary goal of the manual has always been – and continues to be – to serve as a resource for criminal defense lawyers at the trial level. It covers the information a defense attorney has to know, and the strategic factors s/he should consider, at each of the stages of the criminal trial process. It is organized for easy access by practitioners who need ideas and information quickly in order to jump-start their work at any given stage."

A softbound print version will be made available for sale at the ALI CLE website before the end of the year. Meanwhile, the electronic version can be obtained here.