New format provides quick answers to busy lawyers and judges
NEW YORK, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bail Reform Act of 1984 and its legislative history are lengthy and complex. Yet all participants—lawyers, judges, and others—are required to understand it thoroughly and apply it swiftly and effectively, often under the pressure of a detention hearing.
The Honorable John L. Weinberg's Federal Bail and Detention Handbook 2011 provides the busy practicing lawyer or judge with a quick and clear reference to the Act and the relevant statutory language, legislative history and appellate case law.
Judge Weinberg has included "Practice Pointers," designed to provide defense counsel and Assistant U.S. Attorneys with strategic suggestions for dealing with the Act. The Handbook's Table of Cases lists every federal appellate decision of significant precedential value that interprets or applies the Act.
The new paperback format of this 2011 edition has been tailored to help readers find answers in a hurry. Its size permits it to be carried conveniently to and from the courtroom.
Lawyers new to hearings on release and detention in federal court will find the book a useful basic course as well.
The single volume Federal Bail and Detention Handbook 2011 is $155 and is available for a 30-day free examination.
About the Author
The Honorable John L. Weinberg serves as United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Washington at Seattle. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Chicago Law School. He served as a law clerk in the state courts in Illinois and in the United States District Court in Seattle and was in the private practice of law in Seattle for five years before becoming a United States Magistrate in 1973.
He served as national president of the National Council of United States Magistrates in 1982–83 and has lectured nationwide on the Bail Reform Act of 1984 at seminars sponsored by the Federal Judicial Center and other organizations.
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