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Thursday, March 16 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Poetic Justice: Combating the Single Story in Pleadings

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Storytelling is an act of agency, yet oftentimes our clients’ stories go unheard and it is up to us, as their attorney, to help them regain their agency. As defense attorneys we are constantly combatting the danger of the single story or narrative of who our client is that is contained in the indictment, the discovery, and the arguments put forth before the courts. In this training we will explore the different ways to tell our clients’ stories throughout the life of a criminal case by focusing on storytelling in pleadings. Specifically, this training will utilize the tenets of spoken word poetry such as imagery, wordplay, and sound devices to transform our pleadings and tell our clients stories in the most persuasive and effective manner.

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Ijeoma U. Eke

Deputy Federal Public Defender, Office of the Federal Public Defender, Central District of California (Los Angeles, CA)
Ijeoma U. Eke is a Federal Public Defender in the Trial Unit of the Office of the Federal Public Defender in the Central District of California. She received a B.A. in Political Economy from UC Berkeley and a J.D. from NYU School of Law.  Ijeoma competed in the American Mock Trial... Read More →

Thursday March 16, 2023 4:15pm - 5:15pm EDT
Room D