Higher Achievement at Mayer Brown
As parents know, children can make fierce debaters. Mayer Brown recently gave close to 50 students the chance to do so in a formal setting, with its fifth annual career day and mock trial. DC Superior Court judges presided over the mock trial, while Higher Achievement students were lawyers, witnesses, jurors, bailiffs and clerks. Higher Achievement is an academic enrichment program for middle schoolers in underprivileged communities.
Mayer Brown partner Richard Ben-Veniste advises on courtroom strategy. The noted litigator was a lead Watergate special prosecutor, was chief counsel to Democrats on the Senate Whitewater Committee, served on the 9/11 Commission, and was appointed to the NSA Advisory Board legal panel.