Often physicians, therapists, and counselors get caught between the limitations set by their role as treater and demands from the legal system that arise because their patients have been unable to handle family, legal, work, or financial problems. Allan E. Barsky, a professor of social work at Florida Atlantic University, who holds a J.D. from the University of Toronto, and Jonathan Gould, a forensic and clinical psychologist in private practice in Charlotte, North Carolina, have used their legal and counseling expertise to craft an excellent guide for nonforensic clinicians who find themselves thrust into this unfamiliar legal arena. Although the authors provide a readable overview of the legal system, the book begins and ends with the clinician in mind. Opening with a case example of a custody dispute, Clinicians in Court: A Guide to Subpoenas, Depositions, Testifying, and Everything Else You Need to Know weaves this scenario and all its players through the entire volume. The case provides a framework for understanding the roles and duties of each party ("Frieda," the family therapist; "Sam," the social work investigator; and "Evelyn," the evaluator); because of that continuity, it is most useful to read the book from cover to cover.