In this live event and Zoom webinar stream, panelists will discuss opportunities students have to advocate for clients in different types of court settings including family and criminal courts, including what makes an outstanding courtroom advocate. Panelists will discuss how while there is overlap in terms of skills that are relevant to all practice areas when representing clients in court – students also need to develop specialized skill sets, develop familiarity with court rules, practice and customs, and learn the relevant substantive areas of the law.
Featuring Dehlia Umunna, Director of the Criminal Justice Institute, Lyonel Jean-Pierre Jr., Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, and Maureen McDonagh, Managing Attorney and Senior Clinical Instructor at the Housing Law Clinic, moderated by Meredith Boak, Assistant Dean for Clinical and Pro Bono Programs.
This event is a part of the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs Speaker Series: Legal Advocacy Toolkit, a multi-part series during Academic Year 21-22 featuring cross-clinic conversations with clinical faculty and instructors who will bring a critical eye to how they employ various advocacy tools.
The panelists will be in-person, in WCC 1023, with a grab-and-go lunch provided. The discussion will also be livestreamed on Zoom – register for the webinar here. For any accessibility needs, please email email@example.com.