Approved for 1.0 hour CLE credit, including 1.0 hour ethics and professionalism in Kansas and Missouri.
John E. Shamberg Memorial Webinar Series
Identifying Innocence: The ins, outs, and ethics of investigating
wrongful convictions cases
May 31, 2018
12:00 PM • Identifying Innocence: The ins, outs, and ethics of investigating wrongful conviction cases
Tricia Bushnell, Midwest Innocence Project, Kansas City, MO
This program will explore the life of a criminal case and the leading causes of wrongful convictions, including the duties of defense attorneys and prosecutors under rules 4-1.3 and 4-3.8. Although not all criminal cases involve claims of innocence, this case will unveil the barriers that prevent lawyers from discovering evidence of innocence, and often, from even beginning the process. At the end of this presentation, lawyers should be able to identify avenues for investigation and the ethical duty of all parties to do so. Coverage includes an introduction to false confessions, eyewitness identifications, DNA evidence, and other forensics.
12:50 PM • Program Adjourns
Tricia Bushnell is the Executive Director of the Midwest Innocence Project. Prior to joining MIP, she was an assistant clinical professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Law in the Wisconsin Innocence Project and Criminal Appeals Project and a fellow with the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery. She has worked representing innocent prisoners, individuals sentenced to death, and juveniles sentenced to life without parole. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the New York University School of Law, where she was an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Fellow. She currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Innocence Network and was named one of the NYU Law Alumni of Color Association’s 40 Under 40 Rising Stars.
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