New Alabama Capital Defense Trial Manual Now Available


EJI is pleased to announce the release of a new manual for criminal defense attorneys providing legal assistance to indigent people accused of crimes, especially those facing the death penalty. The Alabama Capital Defense Trial Manual is a 518-page comprehensive review of criminal law, criminal procedure, and the trial process, with an emphasis on how to defend people facing the death penalty.

The EJI criminal defense manual provides summaries of hundreds of relevant decisions from the United States Supreme Court and state and federal courts and provides guidance on best practices when representing a capital defendant. There are 13 substantive chapters discussing everything from indictments to sentencing hearings in capital cases. Scores of sample motions are also available to attorneys who purchase the manual.

This is the fifth edition of EJI’s popular defense manual, which goes on sale today and can be ordered here.