BENJAMIN B. SELMAN has been a public defender for over fifteen years. He is presently a Legal Training Attorney with the Committee for Public Counsel Services Criminal Defense Trainers. Prior to this, he was a staff attorney in the CPCS Somerville Superior Court office and the CPCS Drug Lab Crisis Litigation Unit, where he represented indigent persons, primarily those charged with serious felony offenses, in various Middlesex County District Courts, the Superior Court, and the Massachusetts Appeals Court, as well as before the Sex Offender Registry Board. Previously, he worked as a staff attorney with the New Hampshire Public Defender in Manchester, New Hampshire, representing indigent persons in felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile delinquency proceedings in various courts in northern Hillsborough County. He is the editor of MCLE’s Trying Drug Cases in Massachusetts (2022), and is a regular guest lecturer at Boston-area law schools. Mr. Selman is a graduate of Oberlin College (B.A., 1998), the University of Toronto (M.A., 1999), Boston University School of Law (J.D., 2004), and the National Criminal Defense College Trial Practice Institute (Certificate, 2012).