Postconviction Remedies deals with a subject of great importance to the practitioner of criminal law. It is concerned with the procedures available to persons who seek relief from their convictions after trial and after direct review in the appellate courts. Though not usually a part of the law school curriculum and therefore not part of the attorney's formal training, the intricacies of postconviction remedies must be mastered by the lawyer who wishes to render skillful service to the convicted client. The trial and appeal are important battles, but others remain to be fought which can decide crucial issues seriously affecting the final disposition of the case.
Robert Popper & William B. de Meza,
Postconviction Remedies, and Federal Jurisdiction: Tensions in the Allocation of Judicial Power,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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