2019 Black Public Defender Association (BPDA) Conference.
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Friday, June 7 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Cross-Examination: Intensive Small Group Exercises

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After a lecture outlining the fundamentals of cross examination, students will be broken into small groups. Under the leadership of expert attorneys, the students will have the opportunity to participate in small, on-their-feet practice and coaching sessions. Students will receive materials in advance and will be expected to arrive to the session having read through the facts and with having prepared a few chapters of cross examination to use in the practice.


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 →

Sylvia Smith

Staff Attorney-Trial Division, The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia

Friday June 7, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Harborview I 2nd Floor