D.C. Law Students in Court
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Clinic Staff & Faculty
Richard Goemann, Executive Director
Executive Director, Adjunct Professor; B.S. New York University, J.D. New York University School of Law, LL.M. Georgetown University Law Center
Richard C. Goemann joined the D.C. Law Students in Court Program, Inc. in April 2010 as its Executive Director. Mr. Goemann comes to LSIC from the National Legal Aid & Defender Association where he has been the Director of Defender Legal Services for nearly four years. Previously he served as Executive Director for Virginia’s Indigent Defense Commission, the Public Defender for Fairfax, Virginia, and as a trial lawyer in the Office of the Public Defender in Alexandria, VA. From 1989–1992, Mr. Goemann served as a supervising attorney at LSIC in its Criminal Division. He has a love of Stephen Sondheim music.
Nathan A. Neal
Adjunct Professor, Supervising Attorney; B.A. George Washington University, J.D. Howard University School of Law
Mr. Neal has been a Supervising Attorney with LSIC since 1992 supervising third year law students with pending cases before the D.C. Court of Appeals, D.C. Superior Court and various administrative agencies. In addition, he taught both the trial practice and substantive areas of the civil law to LSIC students. His previous experience includes: U.S. Department of Justice (Criminal Division) Attorney General's Honor Attorney appointment; Trial Attorney; U.S. Department of Justice (Criminal Division) in the Asset Forfeiture Office and the Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Section; Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for D.C.; and Law Clerk to the Honorable Henry F. Greene, Associate Judge, Superior Court for D.C. He was the Regional Director for the National Black Prosecutors Association from 1991-92. Since 1979, he has been active with the Sigma Chi Fraternity, holding many positions in the fraternity as an undergraduate and alumnus member.
Dorene M. Haney
Adjunct Professor, Supervising Attorney; B.A. University of Virginia, J.D. Georgetown University Law Center
Ms. Haney, a Civil Division Staff Attorney, has been sharing her extensive litigation experience with LSIC students since 1998. Ms. Haney's many contributions to LSIC include supervision of students in bench and jury trials in D.C. Superior Court, supervision of students in Landlord and Tenant and Small Claims Courts, the Court of Appeals and before the RACD and instruction in civil trial practice. Prior to joining LSIC, Ms. Haney worked as a civil litigator in private practice handling numerous civil matters on both the trial and appellate levels in State and Federal Courts. She is a 1982 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center where she served as a Staff Editor for Law and Policy in International Business and participated in the Street Law program.
Ara D. Parker
Adjunct Professor, Supervising Attorney; B.A. University of Central Florida; J.D. Howard University School of Law
Ara Parker joined the Civil Division as a Supervising Attorney in early June 2009. Ara is a LSIC alumna, having participated in the program in 2003-2004 when she was a law student at Howard University School of Law. She brings an extensive litigation background to the position, having been a Staff Counsel at GEICO for two years and in private practice for a couple of years after that. Her private practice focused on family law, estate planning and personal injury matters and she has taken on many pro bono and reduced fee cases in the landlord tenant area as well. Her interest in teaching and her desire to work in a public service setting brings her back to LSIC.