Deborah Kadiri to Join the Offices of the Public Defender, 20th Judicial Circuit
By the end of her 1L year, Howard University School of Law Class of 2020 graduate Deborah Kadiri knew she wanted to be a criminal defense attorney. She was the only student who was selected for both the Charles Hamilton Houston Moot Court Team and the Huver I. Brown Trial Advocacy Moot Court Team. She won the Best Brief Award for the CHH Moot Court competition, but ultimately joined the Huver I. Brown Trial Advocacy team, where she served as secretary in order to get a head start with trial litigation training.
Kadiri worked as a law clerk at the Maryland Office of the Public Defender throughout her 2L year, a student attorney in the Criminal Justice Clinic, and volunteered as a Clinical Law Center executive committee member as a 3L. Working in the Criminal Justice Clinic gave her the opportunity to represent indigent clients charged with misdemeanors from arraignment to verdict. For her, it was a privilege to develop relationships with clients who entrusted her with the responsibility of fighting for their freedom. Kadiri will work with the Offices of the Public Defender, 20th Judicial Circuit in Fort Myers, Florida. “All of my experiences at HUSL have prepared me to be a fierce litigator. “I am grateful for the mentors and colleagues I have gained throughout this journey,” Kadiri said.
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