Eric Blumenson and Arthur B. Leavens
-- from the Preface:
This Fourth Edition marks a new era in the life of Massachusetts Criminal Practice. Commenced in 1990 as a hardcover book, and continuing through the following two editions, Massachusetts Criminal Practice was available only to subscribers and purchasers. But the purpose of the project was always to disseminate legal knowledge to lawyers, law students, and others involved in the criminal justice system, including defendants – and the commercial imperatives of book publishing necessarily detracted from this goal. With this edition, we take a long step towards making the book more accessible to our intended readers: Massachusetts Criminal Practice is now available to all who can access the internet, without charge. All of its contributors have donated their time and expertise, in service to the profession and to the cause of justice in the criminal courts. We thank them for their prodigious work in the midst of the daily demands of practice or teaching; this book, of course, would not exist without them.
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4TH EDITION COPYRIGHT © 2012 by Eric D. Blumenson; 3RD EDITION COPYRIGHT © 2003 by New Law Publishing; 2ND EDITION COPYRIGHT © 1998 by LEXIS® Law Publishing; 1ST EDITION (published as Massachusetts Criminal Defense, by Eric D. Blumenson), © 1990 by Butterworth Legal Publishers.
Jennifer L. Levi and Elizabeth E. Monnin-Browder
This Book provides a comprehensive treatment of family law issues involving transgender persons. Various experts have written chapters that provide practical advice on providing effective representation for transgender clients. Family law practitioners representing this community often encounter challenging issues unique to transgender individuals. Some of these topics include legal recognition of post-transition name and sex, parental rights, relationship recognition and protections, divorce and relationship dissolution, custody disputes involving transgender children, legal protections for transgender youth, intimate partner violence, and estate planning and elder law. This Book serves as a resource for those practicing in this emerging and constantly changing area of law.