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2019 Black Public Defender Association (BPDA) Conference.
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Skills Training [clear filter]
Friday, June 7
 

8:00am

The Fundamentals of Cross
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.

Speakers
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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 →
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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

9:45am

Cross-Examination: Intensive Small Group Exercises
After the 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.

Speakers
BH

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 →
AO

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 9:45am - 11:15am
Harborview I 2nd Floor

11:30am

Cross-Examination: Intensive Small Group Exercises
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.

Speakers
BH

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 →
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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