Harris is Asked to be Lead Counsel on a Capital Case
The Venue: United States District Court, Northern District of California
The Case: While serving on the United States District Court's distinguished Defense Attorneys Panel, Harris was appointed by the Executive Director to be Lead Counsel in a death penalty case. Harris' first mission was to defend the death penalty charge preventing his client from being in the most extreme jeopardy - the loss of his own life.
Harris defended his case as leader of the first panel of lawyers before a judicial panel in Washington D.C. He successfully convinced the government not to seek death against his client.