The Habeas Citebook: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
by Brandon Sample
Prison Legal News
P.O. Box 2420
West Brattleboro, VT 05303
List Price: $49.95, 224 pages
The Habeas Citebook: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel is a neatly-organized resource designed to assist litigants in advancing claims of ineffective assistance of counsel, the most common claim presented in post-conviction, habeas corpus proceedings. Citing cases from the United States Courts of Appeals and United States District Courts, both published and unpublished, The Habeas Citebook breaks down ineffective assistance of counsel cases into 40 categories. From cases describing lawyers failing to investigate a defense, to conflicts of interests and misadvise on appeal, The Habeas Citebook is an essential resource for those examining former counsel's performance, as well as for the formulation of well-supported claims of ineffective assistance.
The Habeas Citebook also contains extensive resource information for the prisoner putting together a habeas petition or other collateral attack, including various rules and procedural codes in their entirety, sample briefs, and informed advice on procedural matters.
As one would expect from a text published by Prison Legal News, The Habeas Citebook is a quality, well-researched resource for both prisoners and attorneys alike.