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Bench Book for Judges Distribution 01-2005

01-2005

Issued on: 08/01/2005

Revised on: 10/01/2014

I. Authority

The Executive Committee is vested with the power to adopt a policy on behalf of the Interstate Commission during periods when the Interstate Commission is not in session. The Executive Committee oversees the day-to-day activities managed by the Executive Director.

II. Applicability

This policy applies to Commissioners, Compact Administrators, Deputy Compact Administrators, State Legal Representatives and all persons engaged in the business of the Compact.

III. Policy

This policy ensures that the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision’s Bench Book for Judges is distributed in an economical yet pervasive manner. These guidelines outline the recipients of the Bench Book for Judges as well as the fees designated for printed copies.

IV. Recipients

A. Judiciary

B. Prosecuting Attorney

C. Defense Attorney

D. Court Administrator

E. Commissioner of the Interstate Compact

F. Compact Office or Staff

V. Distribution

A. Distribution of the Bench Book for Judges is overseen by the National Office for the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision in the following manners:

  1. Printed Hardcopy
  2. Digital PDF format
  3. E-book

VI. COPYRIGHT

The Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision’s Bench Book for Judges is copyrighted. Distribution, without expressed consent, and sales are prohibited.

VII. Expenditures

A. Printed Hardcopy - Bench Book for Judges are available to any and all individuals. Due to the high cost of printing, the first version of the Bench Book for Judges was made available without charge to only the Judiciary and Commissioners of the Interstate Compact. Effective April 1, 2006, subsequent versions or updates can be purchased at the following rates:

  1. Full Version with Binder $30.00
  2. Full Version without Binder $25.00

B. Electronic - Electronic copies of the Bench Book for Judges are available in PDF format for download and/or print.

  1. E-book Free (Apple iOS version)
    $0.99 (Amazon Kindle version)
  2. Digital PDF format Free

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