Attorney Educates Students on Court Proceedings

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Students in David Hsiao’s forensics classes at Harborfields High School received a visit from Michaelangelo Matera, an attorney at the Matera Law Firm, on Oct. 19.

During his visit, Mr. Matera spoke to the students about court proceedings and the importance of having creditable evidence in a criminal and civil court case. Mr. Matera also shared his personal work experience in the Bronx Federal Defenders office and his current role as a defense attorney.
 
Additionally, Mr. Matera spoke with students in Brian Dolan’s Criminal Justice Class, during which he led the students in a discussion of plea bargaining, capital punishment and the mentality of a defense attorney at courtroom proceedings.