Salem, New Hampshire Defense Attorney Mark Stevens Guest Speaker at New England School of Law October 12, 2012

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Attorney Mark Stevens is the guest speaker at New England School of Law in Boston on October 12, 2012 discussing the case of United States v. Villar.

"It is important to rember that a right is more important than a rule"

Salem, New Hampshire criminal defense attorney Mark Stevens was the guest speaker on October 12, 2012 at the New England School of Law in Boston. The discussion was about the case of United States v. Villar, 586 F.3d 76, 79 (1st Cir. 2009), in which Attorney Stevens represented the defendant in a federal bank robbery case which was a successful appeal.

The case was one of first impression in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston, in which an issue arose regarding the potential for racial bias among jurors. The case was the basis for a case study used by the appellate writing class at the law school this semester.

"It is important to remember that a Constitutional right is more important than a rule", says Stevens. Stevens explained how the briefing and oral argument strategy and process worked in the Villar case and answered questions form the law school students.

Attorney Stevens is a criminal defense lawyer with a focus on New Hampshire DWI defense based in Salem, New Hampshire.

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