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Philadelphia Bar Association

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Date:
Friday, May 12, 2017

Time:
12:00 PM

Location:
Philadelphia Bar Association
11th Floor Conference Center
1101 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

2 SUB

Registration Info:
Lunch and registration:
11:30 AM

Program:
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLE PROGRAM

Panelists:

Marissa Boyers Bluestine, Esq.
Legal Director
Pennsylvania Innocence Project

Bradley S. Bridge, Esq.
Assistant Defender
Defenders Association of Philadelphia

Andrew Wellbrock, Esq.
Conviction Review Unit
Philadelphia District Attorney's Office

Criminal Injustice: Investigating and Challenging Wrongful Convictions

CLE_Investigating and Challenging Wrongful Convictions

Hosted by the Civil Rights Committee, Criminal Justice Section and the Public Interest Section

A witness recants. Corruption is uncovered. An expert's science is discredited. What happens when the basis for a conviction is called into question after trial? What happens when both the prosecution and defense agree that someone is innocent?

Hear from panelists on the front lines of this issue, from the Innocence Project, the Defenders Association and the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, as they address and answer the following questions:

  • What is a "wrongful conviction"?
  • How do the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, Innocence Project, and Defenders Association, as attorneys for the wrongfully convicted, evaluate innocence claims?
  • How that challenge is litigated?
  • What are some of the challenges in that litigation from both sides?
  • What implications does this have for practicing attorneys and the criminal justice system?

Also, attorneys will learn how they and their firm can assist the Innocence Project in its work here in Pennsylvania.

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