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Lessons from the LaMonte Armstrong Case

"I don’t think you know that you’ve changed all of our lives, as much as we might have helped yours."

Natasha Alladina, ’11 to LaMonte Armstrong following his release,
discussing the passion she felt for her work on his case.
Alladina is an associate at Alston & Bird in Atlanta.

 

    Innocence work builds skills

    • The skills in persuasion he developed in working with the Greensboro detectives have proven “very helpful” in his litigation practice at Haynes & Boone in Dallas, said Matthew McGee ’10.
    • “I learned how to parse through a massive amount of facts, and the facts make or break a case,” said Michael Horowitz ’09, an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York.
    • “Learning how to write was an invaluable part of this,” said John Hibbard ’13. “Professor Newman gave me a point-by-point critique of what would be persuasive for the judge.”