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Book Review: Representing the Accused - A Practical Guide to Criminal Defense

By Todd A. Berger

Representing the Accused - A Practical Guide to Criminal Defense

By Jill Paperno
Aspatore (2012)


Jill Paperno’s Representing the Accused: A Practical Guide to Criminal Defense is an extremely useful resource for both the novice and more experienced criminal defense attorney alike. Currently Paperno is the First Assistant Public Defender at the Monroe County, New York (Rochester) Public Defender’s Office, and she brings her extensive experience as a practicing criminal defense attorney to this particular work. Moreover, Paperno helped develop the defender training program in Monroe County, an experience that has undoubtedly informed the focus of her book.

In creating the guide, Paperno’s primary goal was to provide the beginning practitioner with the type of advice that is often given by older more experienced criminal defense attorneys to those just entering the profession. As a result, Representing the Accused does not focus on specific statutes that apply

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