Free Evidence Briefs

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2017-2018

2017 September/October Topic Briefs .DOC

2016-2017

2017 January/February Topic Briefs .DOC

2016 November/December Topic Briefs .DOC

2016 September/October Topic Briefs .DOC

2015-2016

2015 September/October Topic Briefs .PDF

2015 September/October Topic Briefs .DOC

2015 November/December Topic Briefs .DOC

2016 January/February Topic Briefs .PDF

2016 March/April Topic Briefs .PDF

2016 March/April Backfile Briefs .PDF

2016 March/April Topic Briefs .DOC

2016 March/April Backfile Briefs.DOC

2014-2015

2014 September/October Topic Briefs .DOC

2014 September/October Special Topicality Briefs .DOC

2014 September/October Special Topicality Briefs .PDF

2014 November/December Topic Briefs .PDF

2014 November/December Topic Briefs .DOC

2015 January/February Topic Briefs .PDF

2015 January/February Topic Briefs .DOC

2015 March/April Topic Briefs .PDF

2015 March/April Topic Briefs .DOC