Elizabeth Boals began as the Assistant Director of the Trial Advocacy Program in 2005 and became the Program's Associate Director in 2009. Her areas of specialization include: Criminal and Civil Trial Advocacy, Criminal Law and Procedure, and Evidence. Before joining the faculty at WCL, Professor Boals defended the U.S. Department of Commerce on alleged violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Rehabilitation Act. She was a partner at Lay, Ippolito & Dillard, PLLC, and, prior to that, an attorney at Zwerdling, Paul, Leibig, Kahn, Thompson & Wolly, P.C. She began her legal career as an assistant public defender in the Office of the Public Defender in Alexandria, Virginia. Professor Boals is a National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) Advocacy Program faculty member and author and has lectured at Maryland and Virginia Coalitions of Police Conferences; Virginia Public Defenders’ Boot Camp for New Lawyers; Alexandria Inmate Outreach Program; and Alexandria Community Corrections Program.
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Tributes: The Honorable Iram S. Raker (with Robert M. Bell, Glenn T. Harrell, Mary Ellen Barbera, Andrew L. Sonner, David A. Aaronson, Anthony C. Morella, Bruce A. Fredrickson, Barlow Burke, Linda D. Schwartz, and Gerard M. Babendreir), American University Law Review (2008)
Reflections: The Honorable Irma S. Raker – Judge, Teacher, and Role Model, Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals (2008)
This article is a sketch of Judge Irma S. Raker’s career from her days as...