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Last August, just after the third anniversary of Robert’s murder, we were fortunate to host one particularly sharp legal mind.
On break from a criminal defense conference in DC, Themis joined us for hours of engaging conversation, a tutorial on legal maneuvering, strategy, and tactics, then a walking tour of the Swann Street neighborhood.
Long interested in the case, Themis brought compassion for Robert and his family along with skills honed from many years providing vigorous defense to the less fortunate, indigents, who find themselves accused in capital cases. The work of the Lord.
Her words were a self-fulfilling prophecy that evening. “Close to trial, expect a wave of motions,” she told us. We hardly knew then what shape they’d take or just how many there would be.
Her tutoring of four legal novices didn’t end there; it continues as we find ourselves less than 24 hours from trial. Today, Themis offers a course on bench trials, their Constitutional origins and practical advice for attorneys trying them. After the jump, today’s class begins with the basics: