IPDC Publications are sold only to criminal defense attorneys
Prepaid orders only (check or credit card).
Click on the link to the order form (PASSWORD REQUIRED) or contact JoAnn Pickett at 317-232-2490. Code books are published yearly, generally in September or October.
Indiana Criminal Law on disk: Includes All IPDC manuals and handbook plus the Criminal Law Casebank (Digest of Indiana appellate, Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Court cases, and defense-friendly decisions from other jurisdictions), Court Rules; Obtaining Funds for Experts Pamphlet; Indiana Code; U.S. and Indiana Constitutions. New documents are added whenever appropriate. Created in Adobe Acrobat's Portable Document Format (PDF), all files can be searched using Adobe's free Acrobat Reader®.
Appellate Practice Manual (updated 2012): Contains six sections, from inititating appeal through oral argument. Includes CD-ROM containing sample filings, briefs and motions
Confessions handbook (updated 2013) : A 70+-page outline to be used as a starting point in litigating the Fifth, Sixth and Fourteenth Amendment issues in cases involving confessions. Examples of state and federal case law and possible arguments are provided for assistance in beginning research, and a chart demonstrating the application and overlap of constitutional protections. Updated every two years.
Criminal Trial Law, 6th edition (2013): offers a systematic and comprehensive analysis of issues in criminal trials. Within these pages you will find a good starting point for research and quick citations to legal authority for an objection
Evidence, 6th edition (2011): Organized around the Indiana Rules of Evidence to provide fast, accurate answers to evidentiary issues. Also includes practice pointers, suggested arguments to preserve issues for appeal and citations to relevant controlling and persuasive authority .
Defending a Capital Case (2013): Nuts and bolts guide to death penalty defense, with links to over 350 additional resources and sample pleadings.
Juvenile delinquency, 4th edition (2009): Covers the latest legislative changes, home detention and speedy trial rights; DOC placement matrix; making arguments for jury trials; a time line of critical dates;statutory and constitutional rights of juveniles; practice pointers; search and seizure law. Along with information on juvenile precedent and procedures, the new edition also includes sample motions for juvenile court cases, as well as contact information for organizations providing information and assistance in the area of juvenile law .
LWOP Defense (updated 2013): Nuts and bolts guide to special issues that arise in a murder case when the state seeks Life Without Parole. Additional resources and sample pleadings on CD-ROM.
Motions Manual (2013). Almost 800 pages of motions, from requesting bond to post-conviction relief, and everything in between, with references and caselaw. Includes CD.
Pretrial Manual, 6th edition (updated 2013): Criminal pre-trial practice and procedure manual; includes discussions, practice tips and checklists; explains case law.
Representing Clients with Mental Illness (2008): 17 chapters in 4 sections plus appendix, including: recognizing and working with mentally ill clients; legal issues and procedures; mental health expert investigation and evaluation; developing, presenting and challenging mental health evidence at trial. Chapters 6 and 7 updated, and appendix 12 added 11/10
Search and Seizure Handbook (2011): A 100+-page outline to be used as a starting point in litigating search and seizure. It will help you spot appropriate issues and gives relevant case law. In addition it provides novel arguments from other jurisdictions that have not yet been addressed in Indiana. Updated yearly
Sex Offender Registry (2011): Nuts and bolts guide to sex offender registry requirements and removal