We are proud to announce Reade Seligmann as the featured speaker at this year’s Benefit for Innocence. Reade is one of the three falsely accused players exonerated in the Duke Lacrosse case in 2007. He has since worked alongside the Innocence Project to advocate for eyewitness identification and exoneree compensation reform. Reade is an active member of the Innocence Project’s Young Professionals Committee and is a litigation associate at Alston & Bird LLP in New York City.
Each year, generous supporters like you celebrate Give to the Max Day (GTMD) by making an online donation on GiveMN.org. Join us on November 16th and help to change the lives of the wrongfully convicted.
Your generosity on this day makes a difference far beyond the 24-hour giving event. Our goal is to raise $5,000, and you can help us reach it!
And here's even more exciting news! If we reach our goal of $5,000,the donations made on November 16th will be MATCHED by a generous donor!
Imagine what we could do with $10,000!
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Golden tickets of $1,000 every HOUR on November 16th!
Super-Sized Golden Ticket of $10,000!
$500 Golden Tickets during 15 days PRIOR to Give to the Max Day for those that schedule their donations in advance.
Please join us on Wrongful Conviction Day - Monday, October 2 from 1130a-1230p. The Innocence Project of Minnesota and Hamline University's Center for Justice and Law will host a forum on the “Monfils 6” case, highlighting the case and how to be a successful citizen advocate for the wrongfully convicted. The "Monfils 6" are six men convicted of first-degree murder in Green Bay. The case offers a deeply troubling example of how actually innocent individuals can be wrongly convicted of heinous crimes and the obstacles that the justice system poses to efforts to correct these miscarriages of justice. It also demonstrates how ordinary citizens, no less than members of the legal profession, can pursue justice for the wrongly convicted.
Presenters will include Steve Kaplan, attorney with Fredrikson & Byron, Joan Treppa, citizen advocate and author, and Julie Jonas, Legal Director of the Innocence Project of Minnesota. This panel discussion will be held at the Center for Justice and Law at Hamline University's West Hall Room 240 and will be moderated by Stephen Arnott, Associate Professor of Legal Studies at Hamline University. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there.
Join the Innocence Project of Minnesota and the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers at our Spring Continuing Legal Education Seminar at the Beautiful Commons Hotel on the University of Minnesota campus. This seminar outlining wrongful conviction in the political context, with special focus on the Ted Stevens' case. CLE faculty panel will include: Craig Singer of Williams & Connolly LLP (Defense Attorney for former Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens), Jon Hopeman and Marnie Fearon of Gray Plant Mooty.
2.0 CLE credits pending - Course number 240662
Hennepin County Library is offering a series of free programs on families and incarceration. It is estimated that at least 10,000 children in Minnesota have a parent currently in prison or jail. This series of programs is an effort to bring light to this issue.
Fore more information, please view the event brochure, or go to www.hclib.org/events to learn more and register!