New Reading from the ABA

(NEW RELEASE) Trial Tactics, Second Edition

A compilation of high profile criminal cases, practice tips, legal analyses, and cautions that prepares defense counsel, prosecutors and judges to do outstanding work at trial and assists them in ensuring that justice is done each day in every court throughout the land. The text provides excellent statutory, case law and inside advice by George Washington University Professor of Law Stephen Saltzburg. The 54-chapter book is broken down in seven parts: Basic Principles; Examination of Witnesses; Lay and Expert Opinion; Hearsay, Confrontation and Compulsory Process; Character Evidence; Summaries and Exhibits, and; Opening and Closing Arguments. Includes additional chapters in this Second Edition. (June 2009, 506 pages)


NEW RELEASEThe Privilege of Silence: Fifth Amendment Protections Against Self-Incrimination

The United States Constitution provides that "no person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself." While this portion of the Fifth Amendment contains only fifteen words, its application can be deceptively complex. Using the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination is dependent on the factual setting in which the privilege is asserted, with the values served often balanced against the competing interests at stake. This book explains the contours of the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination in practice, providing a guide for both the civil litigator who may encounter it infrequently, as well as the criminal lawyer who seeks to advance his or her client’s interests through the use of the Fifth Amendment. (May 2009, 200 pages)

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