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Articles by Allan Parmelee

Marijuana Law, 2nd Edition

By Richard Glen Boire, Ronin, 271 pages

Review by Allan Parmelee

This book is must reading for anyone interested in knowing what their rights are when dealing with police in general as well as every aspect of the law as it concerns the use, possession, growing and sale of marijuana. ...

Reviews: Finding the Right Lawyer

by Jay Isenberg, American Bar Association, 256 pages

Reviewed by Allan Parmelee

Clear and to the point, while easy to understand. In Finding the Right Lawyer, the author presents one of the most concise, detailed and powerful presentations of a checklist of what to look for in a lawyer and ...

Reviews: Legal Research: How to Find & Understand the Law, 7th ed.

Reviews: Legal Research: How to Find & Understand the Law, 7th ed.

by Stephen Elias and Susan Levinkind, Nolo Press, 392 pages.

Reviewed by Allan Parmelee


Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a brief and a memorandum of law? Feel intimidated by the "stuff" in a court ...

Discovery and Proof in Police Misconduct

Book Review

Review by Allan Parmelee

Litigating any issue against a police or prison official is tough based on the many loopholes built into the system for their benefit. Discovery & Proof in Police Misconduct Cases (D&PPMC) by Stephen Ryals, shows actual examples of the necessary elements of a complaint ...

Lawyers Deny Inmate Discovery Pending Motion to Dismiss in Federal Court

In all the lawsuits brought by federal prisoners against prison staff, the U.S. Attorney who defends them will usually file a Motion to Dismiss or in the Alternative for Summary Judgement in favor of the defendants. Plaintiffs should respond quickly and firmly requesting the court to review the matter or ...