Book Review: Handbook of Mitigation in Criminal and Immigration Forensics (3d ed.): Humanizing the C

There is no question that effective advocacy requires the ability to humanize the client before the decision-maker, whether one is representing the subject of a criminal or civil proceeding. Indeed, this is a large part of the work done by criminal defense and immigration attorneys. Mark Silver’s Handbook offers useful tools to help attorneys become better advocates in either arena. However, it also suffers from the author’s transparent attempts to promote the mitigation expert field.