At our 13th Annual Awards Luncheon this year, Amazon will receive the Defender of Innocence Award. Amazon’s legal department is one of the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project’s most important pro-bono partners. Over the past few years, 120 Amazon lawyers in more than 14 countries have spent countless hours screening, evaluating, and
At our 13th Annual Awards Luncheon this year, the Champion of Justice award will go to Walter Lomax, representing the group of Maryland exonerees who worked tirelessly to reform the state’s exoneree compensation law. The Walter Lomax Act, which was signed into law in April 2021, made a series of
Learn about the recently passed innocence laws in Virginia on Thursday, May 7 at 3 p.m. on Facebook Live. Thomas Haynesworth, featured on the “The Innocence Files” docuseries, will join Virginia House Majority Leader Charniele Herring (D-Arlington), the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, and University of Virginia (UVA) Innocence Clinic client Darnell Phillps on Thursday,
The 2018 Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project Awards Luncheon will honor Governor Terry McAuliffe with the Champion of Justice award. Gov. McAuliffe will also be the keynote speaker at the July 12 event at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington DC. As governor of Virginia, Mr. McAuliffe championed numerous reforms to Virginia’s criminal
To everyone who was able to attend, thank you for making our 9th Annual Awards Luncheon such a big success! We are still working to meet our goal of raising $21,000 in honor of the 21 men we’ve helped exonerate.