Representing a client in a post-conviction case? This manual will guide you through the many complexities of Illinois post-conviction law. Remember, your client already lost, twice --once at trial and again on appeal. He or she needs a new case, which means going outside the record, investigating the facts, mastering the law, and presenting a compelling petition. Andrea D. Lyon, director of the DePaul College of Law's Center for Justice in Capital Cases, and her team of coauthors help you do just that.
Published November 2012, 57 pages.