Sunday, November 1, 2015

November 2: Webcast - Wrongful Conviction 2015: Litigating Claims of Innocence

The conviction of innocent individuals is among the issues getting increased attention as our nation looks more closely at our criminal justice system. While there are a number of ways individuals can be wrongly convicted, successfully reversing a conviction is incredibly difficult. This is an area where competent legal representation can make a big difference and where there are myriad opportunities for lawyers interested in providing pro bono legal services. Many of the recent DNA and non-DNA exonerations have occurred as a result of work from innocence organizations in collaboration with pro bono partners.
What You Will Learn:
  • The contributing causes of wrongful conviction and how to recognize these issues
  • Using DNA to show innocence
  • Post-conviction re-investigation and fact development
  • How to find and use non-DNA evidence of innocence to exonerate the wrongly convicted
  • Litigating eyewitness identification cases

This program is designed for lawyers who advocate post-conviction claims of innocence or who are interested in getting involved in this area. Prisoners’ rights advocates, as well as lawyers or law students considering pro bono representation or who want to hear about the legal issues that arise in connection with exoneration work will find this program especially valuable.
Title:
Wrongful Conviction 2015: Litigating Claims of Innocence
When/Where:
November 2, 2015
1:30 PM Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person in San Francisco.
Speakers:

  • Chair: Vanessa Potkin ~ Senior Staff Attorney, The Innocence Project
  • Paul Casteleiro ~ Legal Director, Centurion Ministries
  • Karen A. Newirth ~ Senior Fellow, Strategic Litigation Department, The Innocence Project
  • Program Attorney: Ilizabeth Hempstead ~ Practising Law Institute

Credits:
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
By:
Practising Law Institute
Cost:
Free
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