"More convictions are lost at trial by bad police testimony than by bad police procedure." -- The LEO's Hip-Pocket Guide. "This little book should be standard issue and required reading for all police officers. - Sgt. Don "Press" Preston, EOPD (ret'd.) "Read it twice." Larry Holtz, Esq. (Holtz Learning Centers - police training) An officer who thinks (s)he can safely trade punches with a good lawyer in court is like the lawyer who thinks she has the upper hand when an officer pulls eer over for Drunk Driving." - The LEO's Hip-Pocket Guide. Defense attorneys know that police officers are often ineffective witnesses. All too frequently, law enforcement officers, private investigators and security agents fail to capitalize on their good police work, and lawbreakers go unpunished. This is sad. Author Marc Garfinkle is Adjunct Professor of Persuasion and Advocacy at Seton Hall Law School. He is also a defense lawyer and a former private investigator. He understands and exploits the areas where law enforcement testimony is deficient. Defense lawyers have known these matters for years. Now Marc Garfinkle tells police witnesses what they need to know about testifying in court. Pocket-sized because, as the author says, "Police generally don't read alot, but they don't mind carrying their tools," this handy handbook fits neatly into a pocket for review while riding the bus or waiting in court. Officers at every level of training and experience are sure to pick up some valuable pointers that are "keepers." Learn from an expert: How to prepare for trial How to enhance your credibility How to work better with the prosecutor How to handle inconsistencies in testimony How to testify as a target or defendant How to persuade judges and juries. A terrific course supplement to a Criminal Justice curriculum, "The Law Enforcement Officer's Hip-Pocket Guide to Testifying in Court," is a must-read for every law enforcement officer who goes to court. Available in quantity at deep discounts for PBA fundraisers, through the CreateSpace Store. Contact author for information and discount code,
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Marc D. Garfinkle is a trial lawyer with over thirty years’ experience. Beside his practice, he is Adjunct Professor of Persuasion and Advocacy at Seton Hall Law School, where he also teaches skills for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), and judges the prestigious annual Gibbons Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition. A former private investigator, he is Municipal Public Defender in Livingston, NJ, and a member of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Association for Justice, the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA), the American Bar Association and Phi Beta Kappa. Marc is a former investigator and past chair of the NJ Supreme Ct. Dist. VB Attorney Ethics Committee. Marc Garfinkle Seminars, LLC, produces professional education, seminars and workshops for lawyers, law students, law enforcement and other professionals. Marc has prepared training for attorneys, police, and private investigators. His clients include the state bar associations of Ohio, Missouri and Oregon and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). Marc has also written “The Hip-Pocket Guide to Testifying in Court,” “The New Lawyer’s Hip-Pocket Guide to Appearing in Court,” and the “Law Enforcement Officer’s Hip-Pocket Guide to Testifying in Court" and “$olo Contendere: How to Go Directly from Law School into the Practice of Law Without Getting a Job.”
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Book Description Marc Garfinkle, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0984380183
Book Description Marc Garfinkle, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 114 pages. 6.00x4.00x0.26 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0984380183