Emilia I. Beskind

emilia beskind

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Emilia Beskind graduated J.D., 2008 Duke University School of Law, where she was Director of the Innocence Project and a member of the Mock Trial Board: LL.M. (Master of Laws in Criminal Advocacy), 2010, Georgetown University Law Center where she was an E. Barrett Prettyman Graduate Clinical Teaching Fellow.

Trial Experience

Emilia Beskind is an accomplished trial lawyer. She has tried numerous serious felony cases to a successful result in the District of Columbia, Louisiana, and North Carolina courts.

In addition to trying cases, Emilia Beskind trains other lawyers in courtroom skills. She has been a faulty member at the annual Anthony G. Amsterdam Capital Post-Conviction Skills Seminar and frequently trains other lawyers at programs run by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. In addition, she has spoken at continuing legal educ ation seminars on Criminal Defense for the Eastern District of NC Federal Defenders and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Emilia Beskind has a particular interest in jury selection and has written and conducted training for David Ball, a nationally recognized expert in jury behavior and selection.

Professional Activities

Emilia Beskind is a member of the International Society of Barristers, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Louisiana, and North Carolina.

Emilia Beskind serves on the Board of Directors of the Duke University Law Alumni Association (2015-2021) and has been a featured speaker on panels at Duke Law School. She has written for the North Carolina Bar Journal, and is a contributor to “David Ball on Criminal Defense” and a co-author of “The North Carolina Rules of Evidence with Objections”.

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