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Available tests for Criminal Practice — $36/each

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Criminal continuances: Court culture creates calendar congestion

Apr. 27, 2018
By Jaime R. Román

Delay affects each person who is subject to serial continuances awaiting disposition. It is tragic. It is costly to parties, the courts, victims, witnesses, court justice partners, and the public fisc.

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Learn the basics of Marsden motions

Aug. 28, 2017
By Gregg L. Prickett

The objective of this article and accompanying self-study test is to review how a court handles a criminal defendant's motion under People v. Marsden to have appointed counsel replaced by a different counsel.

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Pro per defendants' requests in criminal cases

Nov. 21, 2016
By Jacqueline A. Connor

Learn about pro per defendants' requests for ancillary services.

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Review a court's duty to instruct a jury

Aug. 31, 2015
By Henry J. Hall

Learn the basics of a court's duty to instruct a jury in a criminal case in this month's MCLE column.

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The rules of restitution valuation

Nov. 25, 2013
By Malcolm V. Venolia

Earn MCLE credit reviewing the rules for calculating restitution for victims of crimes.