Brian Carter has made a decision that will alter the course of the trial. Was it a wise decision? Should this case have come to trial at all?
The first day of the trial has finally come. Marie and her defense team, Bob Levinson and Ellis Burks, arrive at the courthouse. Joey Lasso is waiting for them outside the courtroom. Together they enter, and take their places at the front table on the right.
Preparing for Trial
Marie arrives at the office and sits down at her desk. She has a meeting about her upcoming court case at 10am that will likely last most of the day.
The summer before Marie was hired by Ballard Spahr, she spent the summer there as an intern. Then, when she graduated from Penn law school, Marie was hired as an associate attorney.
A heavily criticized withdrawal by the USA and its allies from Afghanistan that even today is the subject of intense debate.
Guns In the United States
Gun violence is continually rising in the United States. Do Americans favor new gun laws to stop it? It is an excellent subject to discuss in your English class, especially for those that study US culture and trends. The interesting vocabulary is very specific to this subject area.
War in Ukraine
It's the beginning days of another war of conquest by Russia. What is it all about? Why now? Wasn't Russia satisfied with capturing Crimea? Civilians are killed, and the world is shocked. What will NATO do?