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Massachusetts Jury Trial Benchbook
Massachusetts Jury Trial Benchbook
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The new and completely updated 5th edition has arrived! This is the book judges use for guidance when faced with jury selection issues, to formulate colloquies with parties and witnesses, and to address questions that arise during deliberations and after a verdict. In particular, it includes the law and practice tips concerning judge-conducted and lawyer-conducted voir dire, when judges may need to ask follow up questions of prospective jurors who express difficulty with the presumption of innocence or proof beyond a reasonable doubt, how judges should address issues of potential juror bias in both civil and criminal cases, the law and practice regarding peremptory challenges, the latest guidance on how to conduct proceedings virtually, how lawyers and judges should deal with evidence that the jury was exposed to extraneous influences, and how to address circumstances in which a question arises about the competency of a witness or a party.

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Garriott’s Medicolegal Aspects of Alcohol, Sixth Edition
Garriott’s Medicolegal Aspects of Alcohol, Sixth Edition
Our Price: $199.00

This book is the “gold standard” for understanding and attacking alcohol testing. In clear terms, it explains the chemistry of alcohol and how it affects the body, the basis for and types of alcohol testing, and how the tests can go awry (and be challenged) based on specimen collection and storage, interference, mechanical and calibration problems, statistical issues, and dozens of other potential problems. Clearly written, yet comprehensive and technically sound, this book will show you how to understand and challenge alcohol tests with authority.


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Mirandized Statements
Mirandized Statements
Our Price: $89.95

By Richard Rogers and Eric Drogin

If you ever have a case involving the validity of a Miranda waiver, here’s the one book you need!

The book reviews the law of Miranda and the surprising variety of language used to inform suspects of their rights. And it provides in-depth analysis of how to argue that a waiver was or was not voluntary. You’ll get the latest research, arguments and case law based on confusing language, mental illness, intellectual disability, lack of education, and common faulty assumptions. You’ll learn in clear, non-technical language how to use scientific and psychological studies and work with experts. Plus, you’ll get detailed analysis of Miranda warnings as they affect juveniles and non-native speakers (including common faulty translations).

This is the essential resource for prosecutors and defense counsel who confront Miranda issues in their practice.

One volume, softbound, 299 pages. Published in 2014.
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Trial Manual for Defense Attorneys in Juvenile Delinquency Cases
Trial Manual for Defense Attorneys in Juvenile Delinquency Cases
Our Price: $129.95

By Randy Hertz, Martin Guggenheim, and Anthony G. Amsterdam

Here’s a comprehensive manual for handling juvenile court cases. Learn from top experts how to interview and counsel juvenile clients, deal with parents, handle delinquency bench trials, argue the voluntariness of a Miranda waiver for juveniles, use appropriate expert witnesses, handle transfers to adult court, plea bargain, move to dismiss for social reasons, work with (and cross-examine) child witnesses, deal with social workers, advise parents and children on the dispositional phase, and much more. This is a complete, full-scope defense manual geared specifically to the juvenile practitioner.

One volume, softbound, 1,176 pages. Published in 2014.
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Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Stops Benchbook, 2016 Edition
Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Stops Benchbook, 2016 Edition
Our Price: $59.95

By James F. Comerford

Here's the critical language and holding of every significant Massachusetts decision on motor vehicle stops, plus a highly detailed, easy-to-use table of contents – with 38 issues of law and more than 350 nuances – so you can instantly pinpoint the controlling issue in your case.

This book has been officially distributed by the Flaschner Judicial Institute to every trial judge in the Commonwealth who sits on criminal matters, to be used as a guidebook for answering questions about traffic stops. It was approved by an editorial committee consisting of prominent judges from the SJC, the Superior Court and the District Court.

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One volume, softbound, 300 pages.
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The Best Story Wins...and Other Advice for New Prosecutors
The Best Story Wins...and Other Advice for New Prosecutors
Our Price: $30.00

By John Bobo

Here’s the best book ever written on what it’s really like to be a prosecutor and how to adapt quickly and effectively to this role. Written in a fast-paced, down-to-earth style, it’s jam-packed with smart, real-world advice from someone who’s “been there” and learned all the lessons and all the tricks. There is no better introduction to being a prosecutor…it’s worth a year or two of experience at least!

“Should be on the desk of every prosecutor in the country.” – Rick Knight, Assistant Prosecutor, Kansas City, Missouri.

“An excellent read with incredibly helpful and practical suggestions.” – Gene Rossi, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Chief, Specials Unit, Eastern District of Virginia.

“A must read…I am putting it on my law students’ reading list now.” – Joe McCormack, Bureau Chief, Bronx District Attorney’s Office and Adjunct Professor, St. John’s School of Law.

One volume, softbound, 245 pages.
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