In summary, The Mental Health Practitioner and the Law would be a welcome addition to any library. As more and more professionals enter the forensic arena, they need skills to interact safely and appropriately with the legal system. The final section about testimony and other expert-witness functions will prepare inexperienced professionals going to court for a good experience rather than a narcissistically traumatic one. Fortified with the information these authors provide, even a novice may enter the courtroom with serenity and confidence. Furthermore, clinicians who must deal with third-party payers and managed care schemes will gain new tools to protect themselves and their patients from exploitation. This is a gift of great merit.