Children’s Rights Clinic wins Bench Trial

Bethany Copeland ‘20 and supervising attorney Leslie Strauch ‘95 of the Children’s Rights Clinic after having won their bench trial in November of 2019.

Bethany Copeland ‘20 and supervising attorney Leslie Strauch ‘95 of the Children’s Rights Clinic after having won their bench trial in November of 2019.After 3 days of evidence and 2 weeks of waiting for a decision from the bench, Bethany Copeland ’20 and supervising attorney Leslie Strauch ’95 of the Children’s Rights Clinic won their bench trial. Working closely with Strauch, Copeland conducted direct examination of several witnesses, including experts, and cross-examination of both fact and expert witnesses. She also researched and wrote a bench memo for the court.