2019 Black Public Defender Association (BPDA) Conference.
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Friday, June 7 • 8:00am - 9:30am
The Fundamentals of Cross

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Cross-examination is the cornerstone of a public defender’s work. This session will focus on the fundamental trial skills needed to be excellent at cross-examination. The process of preparing for cross-examination involves determining a theory of the case, investigation and fact gathering, organizing facts by topic (preparation charts), preparing the cross-examination (chapters of cross-examination), and execution of the cross-examination. This session will give you the roadmap to how to master cross-examination.


Brandi Harden

Managing Partner, Harden & Pinckney, PLLC
Brandi Harden is currently the managing partner at Harden & Pinckney, PLLC, a boutique law firm located in Washington, D.C. Harden & Pinckney, PLLC, specializes in criminal defense litigation, contract, divorce, and family law. Ms. Harden is also an adjunct professor at Howard University... Read More →

Adeola Ogunkeyede

Legal Director, Civil Rights & Racial Justice Program, Legal Aid Justice Center
Adeola is the founding legal director of the Civil Rights & Racial Justice Program at the Legal Aid Justice Center in Virginia. She also teaches the Civil Rights Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law. Before moving to Virginia, Adeola served as the first director of staff... Read More →

Friday June 7, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
Harborview I 2nd Floor