Federal Bail and Detention Handbook 2017 Now Available

Federal Bail & Detention 2017


Federal Bail and Detention Handbook 2017, written by the Honorable John L. Weinberg, provides judges and lawyers alike with quick, on-point answers to all aspects of federal bail and detention law. The Handbook provides legal professionals with a comprehensive guide to the Bail Reform Act of 1984, including relevant statutory language, legislative history and appellate case law. It analyzes each step of the process, including:

  • Requirements at the initial appearance
  • Factors the court considers in determining whether bail should be granted
  • What conditions may properly be attached to a release on bail
  • Proper procedures to be taken when there is a failure to appear
  • How to appeal orders of release and detention
  • The Handbook’s Table of Cases lists every federal appellate decision of significant precedential value that interprets or applies the Act.

Designed as a practical tool to be used both in court and the office, Federal Bail and Detention Handbook 2017 includes “Practice Pointers,” designed by Judge Weinberg to provide defense counsel and Assistant U.S. Attorneys with strategic suggestions for dealing with the Act. In addition to the sample orders and motions included in the Handbook, the 2017 edition includes, in Appendix III, a comprehensive collection of the official, nationally recommended forms relating to release and detention.

This essential title is available on PLI PLUS, our online research database.  If you’d like to order a print copy, please email (to embed libraryrelations@pli.edu) or call (877-900-5291)

Library Ledger, March 2017, Volume 5, Issue 1

03-2017 Library Ledger




The latest edition of the Library Ledger is now available!

In this edition, we review the new look and feel of PLI PLUS and dive into our content on immigration and refugee law. We also highlight our recent and upcoming travels in the letter from Library Relations Manager, Christina Davis.

Looking for an older edition? The complete archive of The Library Ledger is available here.

PLI PLUS Search Widget

Did you know we have a PLI PLUS search widget? It can be embedded into any knowledge management portal, whether it’s your library’s intranet page or a standard webpage, a SharePoint page or another format. This simple and easy search box allows you to enter a search query without having to open a new window.  This search box gives your organization a direct line to over 80,000 legal documents, all of which were written by experts in their respective fields.

Interested in adding this to your webpage? Write us at PLUS@pli.edu and we’ll send you the code.

Or you can test drive the code right here!

What’s New for February in PLI PLUS

02-2017 What's New

We add content to PLI PLUS every month to ensure our subscribers have access to the most up-to-date and relevant secondary source legal documents. Renowned legal experts regularly update our acclaimed Treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books, Transcripts and Forms to reflect recent changes and developments in the law.

Click here to see what we added in February.

New Edition of Friedman on Leases


Friedman on Leases has been updated in its new Sixth Edition. Building on Milton R. Friedman’s comprehensive work, Andrew R. Berman (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP), author of the new edition, has updated this time-tested treatise so that it continues to provide not only the foundational knowledge required by novice practitioners, but also analysis of and insight into the most current and relevant developments facing seasoned practitioners in the commercial real estate field. The authoritative discussions of issues, commentary on numerous case decisions, and sample lease clauses and agreements help you to:

• Draft, negotiate, and amend every essential document involved in commercial leasing
• Modify lease provisions for the full variety of landlord-tenant arrangements
• Anticipate and resolve problematic transaction developments
• Avoid drafting errors, including omissions, ambiguities, and fatal terminology
• Understand and deal with difficult issues specific to assignments, subletting, renewals, take-over leases, percentage leases, and other challenging aspects of commercial leasing
• Proceed wisely in those leasing areas with divided judicial authority or divergent state statutes

This essential title is available on PLI PLUS, our online research database. If you’d like to order a print copy, please email or call (877-900-5291) us.

PLI PLUS: New Look & New Name!

Notice something different about PLI PLUS? On February 11, we unveiled  an updated look and feel to compliment PLI’S new brand initiative. In addition, Discover PLUS became PLI PLUS.

The changes to the platform are cosmetic in nature and provide a cleaner user interface with the exact same functionality and content.

For an overview of the updated platform, take a look at our Getting Started Guide or view our video tutorial:

If you have any questions about PLI PLUS, please email or call (877)-900-5291.

2016 Archive Content Added

In 2016, PLI added 611 archived Course Handbooks to Discover PLUS. We now have over 1,600 pre-2008 Course Handbooks available on Discover PLUS and our archive dates back to 1980!

We prioritize our archive additions based on requests from subscribers so please send us your suggestions! We also offer a document delivery service for PLUS subscribers. If you’re looking for a pre-2008 document on Discover PLUS and cannot find it, email us with the citation information and we can look through our files onsite. If we have it (and we usually do), we’ll send you the Word version–we aim to do so in under 24 hours.

If you have any questions about PLI Discover PLUS or our Course Handbook archive, please email or call (877-900-5291) us.

PLI Discover PLUS Immigration Content

PLI has numerous immigration resources, many of which are available on PLI Discover PLUS. Below, we’ve highlighted some of our Immigration materials that may be of particular interest:

If you have any questions about PLI Discover PLUS or our Immigration materials, please email or call (877-900-5291) us.

PLI Discover PLUS: Content Added in 2016

PLI Discover PLUS continually grows: new books are published; Treatises are updated; Forms are added; and new programs generate our Course Handbooks and Transcripts. Here’s a listing of the content added or updated to PLI Discover PLUS in 2016. It can be used as a reference guide for librarians, attorneys, researchers and other subscribers.

  • 19 Answer Books
  • 202 Course Handbooks
  • 611 Archived Course Handbooks
  • 7 Forms
  • 253 Transcripts
  • 16 Treatises
  • 63 Treatises – Supplemented


PLI Discover PLUS Law School Webinars

PLI’s Discover PLUS law school webinars are a convenient way to learn more about PLI content in a specific area of the law.  Each webinar will start with an overview of relevant PLI resources to be followed by three research scenarios. Please feel free to submit your own research questions and scenarios prior to the webinar!

The February webinar will be a presentation of the rebranded PLI PLUS.

If you have any questions about PLI Discover PLUS or our law school webinars, please email or call (877-900-5291) us.