Download and read online Representing the Accused in PDF and EPUB Whether you are a law clinic student making your first foray into criminal defense, a newly admitted attorney, a general practitioner, or an attorney whose practice is concentrated in criminal defense, Representing the Accused will provide you with invaluable advice as you navigate your way through a criminal case. Authored by an experienced criminal defense attorney in a large public defenders office who has personally handled thousands of criminal cases, supervised representation in thousands more, and trained scores of attorneys, this book provides insight and guidance on how to efficiently and effectively manage each step in the handling of a criminal case. In order to help you provide quality representation to your clients, this publication offers clear explanations of a criminal attorneys role at every stage, from the arrest through the conclusion of the case.
Download and read online The Special Tribunal for Lebanon in PDF and EPUB This book provides a full analytical overview of the establishment and functioning of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, the newest and most controversial of the UN-sponsored international criminal courts. In 2005, Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri was assassinated in a huge blast that reverberated across Lebanon and the region. The Tribunal was established with a mandate to try the perpetrators of the Hariri killing, as well as those responsible for other killings that are 'connected' to this core crime. Individuals associated with the Hezbollah group have been indicted to be tried in the court in The Hague-but in their absence as their locations are unknown. The Tribunal is the UN's first attempt at addressing terrorism in an international criminal court, and the first attempt to set up international trials following crimes committed in the Middle East region. The court's narrow mandate and unique procedures have led many to question what kind of precedent it will set in a volatile region. This book looks at how the court was established, its foundational principles based on the Statute of the International Criminal Court and Lebanese domestic law, and the possible further development of its case law. It provides an authoritative guide to the procedure of the Tribunal,the status of the Registry, the rights of suspects and accused, trials in absentia, and the regulation of the conduct of counsel, drawing on comparisons to other international courts. The authors include those involved in setting up the court, prosecutors, defence counsel for the suspects, as well as judges and academic commentators who are experts on the issues covered in the book. They provide a probing insight into how the Tribunal came into being, its challenges, controversies, and its achievements to date.
Download and read online Representing Rape in PDF and EPUB Representing Rape is the first feminist analysis of the language of sexual assault trials from the perspective of linguists. Susan Ehrlich argues that language is central to all legal settings - specifically sexual harassment and acquaintance rape hearings where linguistic descriptions of the events are often the only type of evidence available. Language does not simply reflect but helps to construct the character of the people and events under investigation. The book is based around a case study of the trial of a male student accused of two instances of sexual assault in two different settings: a university tribunal and a criminal trial. This case is situated within international studies on rape trials and is relevant to the legal systems of the US, Canada, Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. She shows how culturally-dominant notions about rape percolate through the talk of sexual assault cases in a variety of settings and ultimately shape their outcome. Ehrlich hopes that to understand rape trials in this way is to recognize their capacity for change. By highlighting the underlying preconceptions and prejudices in the language of courtrooms today, this important book paves the way towards a fairer judicial system for the future.
Download and read online Patent Claim Construction in PDF and EPUB Patent Claim Construction is the first comprehensive treatise on claim construction in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. This practical resource helps lawyers of all experience levels gain a firm footing in the rapidly evolving rules of claim construction. This knowledge thereby allows for the systematic and efficient identification of the rules most advantageous to the client's position. Patent Claim Construction offers expert analysis of emerging methodologies, reflected in current case law for interpreting patents as a matter of the law and detailed descriptions of the cases applying the rule, as well as commentary describing the trend toward or away from favoring that particular rule. Additionally, the author includes a complete guide to the evidence, or modes of proof, accepted by the courts in applying claim construction principles and specific guidance on how the courts are likely to interpret certain phrases, terms, or forms of claims.
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Download and read online Princeps in PDF and EPUB The thrilling follow-up to Scholar—in which, after discovering a coup attempt and preventing a bloody civil war, Quaeryt was appointed princeps of Tilbor—begins a new episode in the young Imager's life. Now second only to the governor, and still hiding his powers as an Imager, Quaeryt is enjoying his new position, as well as his marriage to Lord Bhayar's youngest sister, Vaelora, when a volcanic eruption devastates the old capital of Telaryn. He and his wife are dispatched to Extela, Telaryn's capitol city, to replace the governor killed in the eruption. Quaeryt and Vaelora must restore order to a city filled with chaos and corruption, and do so quickly. The regiment under his command must soon depart to bolster Telaryn's border defenses against a neighboring ruler who sees the volcanic devastation as an opportunity for invasion and conquest. The Imager Portfolio #1 Imager / #2 Imager’s Challenge / #3 Imager’s Intrigue / #4 Scholar / #5 Princeps / #6 Imager’s Battalion / #7 Antiagon Fire / #8 Rex Regis / #9 Madness in Solidar / #10 Treachery’s Tools / #11 Assassin’s Price (forthcoming) Other series by this author: The Saga of Recluce The Corean Chronicles The Spellsong Cycle The Ghost Books The Ecolitan Matter At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Download and read online Financial Report and Audited Financial Statements for the Biennium Ended 31 December 2003 and Report of the Board of Auditors in PDF and EPUB
Download and read online The Legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in PDF and EPUB The most prolific international criminal court to date, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia had a broad impact on international law, human rights, the creation of the International Criminal Court, and the rule of law in the former Yugoslavia. In this book a group of leading experts take stock of its performance and legacy.
Download and read online Legal Writing in Plain English in PDF and EPUB PrefaceIntroductionPart One: Principles for All Legal WritingFraming Your Thoughts1. Have something to say--and think it through.2. For maximal efficiency, plan your writing projects. Try nonlinear outlining.3. Order your material in a logical sequence. Use chronology when presenting facts. Keep related material together.4. Divide the document into sections, and divide sections into smaller parts as needed. Use informative headings for the sections and subsections.Phrasing Your Sentences5. Omit needless words.6. Keep your average sentence length about 20 words.7. Keep the subject, the verb, and the object together--toward the beginning of the sentence.8. Prefer the active voice over the passive.9. Use parallel phrasing for parallel ideas.10. Avoid multiple negatives.11. End sentences emphatically.Choosing Your Words12. Learn to detest simplifiable jargon.13. Use strong, precise verbs. Minimize is, are, was, and were.14. Turn -ion words into verbs when you can.15. Simplify wordy phrases. Watch out for of.16. Avoid doublets and triplets.17. Refer to people and companies by name.18. Don't habitually use parenthetical shorthand names. Use them only when you really need them.19. Shun newfangled acronyms.20. Make everything you write speakable.Part Two: Principles Mainly for Analytical and Persuasive Writing21. Plan all three parts: the beginning, the middle, and the end.22. Use the deep issue to spill the beans on the first page.23. Summarize. Don't overparticularize.24. Introduce each paragraph with a topic sentence.25. Bridge between paragraphs.26. Vary the length of your paragraphs, but generally keep them short.27. Provide signposts along the way.28. Unclutter the text by movingcitations into footnotes.29. Weave quotations deftly into your narrative.30. Be forthright in dealing with counterarguments.Part Three: Principles Mainly for Legal Drafting31. Draft for an ordinary reader, not for a mythical judge who might someday review the document.32. Organize provisions in order of descending importance.33. Minimize definitions. If you have more than just a few, put them in a schedule at the end--not at the beginning.34. Break down enumerations into parallel provisions. Put every list of subparts at the end of the sentence--never at the beginning or in the middle.35. Delete every shall.36. Don't use provisos.37. Replace and/or wherever it appears.38. Prefer the singular over the plural.39. Prefer numerals, not words, to denote amounts. Avoid word-numeral doublets.40. If you don't understand a form provision--or don't understand why it should be included in your document--try diligently to gain that understanding. If you still can't understand it, cut it.Part Four: Principles for Document Design41. Use a readable typeface.42. Create ample white space--and use it meaningfully.43. Highlight ideas with attention-getters such as bullets.44. Don't use all capitals, and avoid initial capitals.45. For a long document, make a table of contents.Part Five: Methods for Continued Improvement46. Embrace constructive criticism.47. Edit yourself systematically.48. Learn how to find reliable answers to questions of grammar and usage.49. Habitually gauge your own readerly likes and dislikes, as well as those of other readers.50. Remember that good writing makes the reader's job easy; bad writing makes it hard.Appendix A: How to PunctuateAppendix B: Four Model Documents1. ResearchMemorandum2. Motion3. Appellate Brief4. ContractKey to Basic ExercisesIndex
Download and read online Criminal Defender s Handbook in PDF and EPUB This Handbook is intended to give guidance to legal practitioners representing clients who are charged with criminal offences in Zimbabwe. It is particularly aimed at newly qualified legal practitioners, but it also contains reference material that will be useful for more experienced practitioners. It covers selective aspects of criminal procedure, evidence, substantive law and sentencing.
Download and read online Prisoners of the International Community in PDF and EPUB Little has been written about the legal position and conditions of detention of persons detained by international criminal tribunals, particularly as regards their internal legal position (their rights and duties inside the remand facility). The primary purpose of this book is to set out the law governing the detention of persons detained under the tribunals’ jurisdiction. The book provides a detailed account of this area of international criminal law. It sets out the applicable law, including the law’s underlying principles, and focuses on a number of specific procedural and substantive legal issues. As to procedural issues, it examines the available complaints and disciplinary procedures as well as procedures applicable to the designation of States for the enforcement of the tribunals’ sentences. In respect of substantive law, it examines the detainees’ right to contact with the outside world, including contact with their relatives, with their lawyers and with the media. The book will be an extremely useful guidance for practitioners in applying the law and principles of the tribunals’ detention law, particularly because it is the first monograph written on the topic.
Download and read online Fairness in International Criminal Trials in PDF and EPUB Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--National University of Ireland, 2013.
Download and read online International Criminal Procedure in PDF and EPUB This major reference work identifies and crystallizes the common rules and principles underlying international criminal procedure, as developed by international courts and tribunals since the Second World War. It covers the whole of the international criminal process, from initial investigations to the role of victims and the final appeal.
Download and read online Judicial Creativity at the International Criminal Tribunals in PDF and EPUB As the work of the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yogoslavia and Rwanda draws to a close, this edited collection appraises their impact. It particularly focuses on the position of judges as lawmakers within these tribunals, shedding light on the profound changes in international criminal law which these judges have instigated.
Download and read online The Role of the Defence in International Criminal Justice in PDF and EPUB This examination of the role of the defence in international criminal proceedings highlights it's contribution to the development of international criminal law and the fair administration of international criminal justice. Written by leading international practitioners and scholars, it combines the practice and theory of international criminal law in order to provide a first-hand perspective on the challenges involved in the good administration of international criminal justice. The authors examine, among other issues, the role of the defence during the different stages of international criminal proceedings, the key aspects of defence work which ensure the right of the accused to a fair trial, professional ethics, the United Nations Residual Mechanism for International Tribunals, and post-conviction remedies and issues relating to those serving prison sentences.