The American Bar Association's Death Penalty Representation Project will hold its annual event in Washington DC, next month
25th Anniversary & Volunteer Recognition Event
September 14, 2011 | Washington, DC
Honored Guests & Awardees
Justice John Paul Stevens (Ret.)
The Project will honor Justice Stevens' lifetime of work and unwavering dedication to the principle of equal justice for all.
Read Justice Stevens' recent article in the New York Review of Books, "On the Death Sentence."
Death Row Exoneree Anthony Graves
Anthony Graves spent 18 years on death row for a crime he did not commit before being exonerated and released late last year. Read a detailed account of his fight for freedom, as reported in Texas Monthly.
Congratulations to our 2011 Exceptional Service Award winners!
Arnold & Porter LLP
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
September 14, 2011
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
1610 H Street NW
Space is limited, and tickets must be purchased by September 12, 2011
Individual tickets: $100
Sponsorship packages are also available!
To purchase tickets / additional information:
The ABA created the Death Penalty Representation Project in 1986 to help ensure that every person facing a possible death sentence receives a fair trial and has the assistance of a good lawyer.
During the last 25 years the Project has raised awareness about the lack of representation available to death row prisoners, addressed this urgent need by recruiting and training volunteer attorneys, and implemented systemic changes to capital counsel systems. The Project has recruited the country’s top law firms to work on hundreds of pro bono death penalty cases. Our volunteers have contributed skills, more than one million pro bono hours, and many hundreds of thousands of dollars to this cause. They have also saved the lives of countless men and women.
The Project’s annual event celebrates volunteer death penalty attorneys who represent death-sentenced prisoners. Firms and individual volunteers are nominated for exceptional service and honored with our award. Prior award winners include Covington & Burling LLP, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Jenner & Block LLP, Sidley Austin LLP, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and WilmerHale LLP. A full list of previous award honorees can be found here. Past speakers include Anthony Amsterdam, Wilbert Rideau, CraigWatkins, Steven Bright, Ray Krone, and others.
Last year's event was held in Houston.