The workshop is an intensive three-week course in trial analysis, skills and techniques. It showcases experienced trial lawyers and judges who serve as mentors throughout various simulated exercises and mock trials, including: opening statements; development of witness testimony on direct and cross examination; the use of illustrative aids and exhibits in evidence; as well as impeachment, expert testimony, and summations.
Students are critiqued on the spot during all aspects of in-court trial practices and through video-recorded and individual evaluation by the visiting attorneys.
The course this year is taught by Professor Ronald Sullivan Jr., a leading theorist in criminal law and procedure, race theory, and legal ethics. Other participants include: The Honorable William Jackson, presiding judge of the Family Court of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia; The Honorable Richard Roberts, previously a senior judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; and June Jeffries, a longtime homicide prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.
Bolden is a trial and white-collar defense lawyer to whom companies and individuals turn for representation in their most significant concerns. Bolden’s litigation practice includes defending clients against civil RICO claims; False Claims Act and breach-of-contract cases; government contract claims and disputes; tort claims; and other commercial and regulatory litigation issues. With respect to his white-collar criminal defense practice, Bolden has defended individuals and corporate clients in cases alleging money laundering, federal and state tax fraud, bank fraud, financial structuring, and other white-collar criminal issues. In July 2018, Bolden was recognized as one of Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Black Lawyers.