In the past week, Chicago’s two major daily newspapers, the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times, have reported on the upcoming mock trial of Orestes sponsored by the National Hellenic Museum. Robert Clifford is one of the attorneys for the defense in this unique, provocative and popular event based on Greek mythology. Last year Clifford teamed up with Dan Webb of Winston & Strawn to defend Socrates and this year the “dream team” will defend Orestes from a charge of matricide. Reprising their roles as prosecutors are former U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald, now with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; and Patrick M. Collins, Perkins Coie. Although these trials are ancient, they still resonate with modern issues and audiences. The program takes place at the UIC Forum, 725 Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 29, and all proceeds go to benefit the National Hellenic Museum.
To read the full Tribune article click here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-museum-hellenic-20140122,0,46132.story
To read what the Sun-Times had to say, click here: http://www.suntimes.com/news/steinberg/24953761-452/modern-trial-of-an-ancient-matricide.html