Become A Volunteer

We currently need help from law students, attorneys, and people with expertise in fields related to forensic science, criminal justice, and social work.

If you have experience in one of these areas and would like to volunteer your time, please complete the form to the right and send your resume to volunteer@exonerate.org. We’ll be in touch soon. Thank you!

Lawyers

The Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project co-counsels with local attorneys (usually from law firms) in our cases. This involves a substantial commitment of time and resources, as you will be acting as co-counsel of record on behalf of a potentially innocent prisoner. If you are interested in partnering with MAIP by serving as co-counsel on one of our cases, please complete our form.

MAIP also uses local volunteer attorneys to comprise our Screening Committee. Members of our Screening Committee read and consider files from prisoners who are seeking our assistance to determine whether they should be sent to a student group for factual investigation. The files typically consist of questionnaires from the prisoners, legal documents including appellate briefs and decisions, and occasionally lab reports and other evidence from the prisoner’s trial. Attorneys on the Screening Committee must attend a mandatory training session and be prepared to devote at least several hours a month to the work.

Our Screening Committee is currently at capacity, with a waiting list. We do not anticipate any openings until spring 2017 or later. If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please complete our form. And, please stay engaged in our work by signing up for our mailing list.

We also sometimes have pro bono opportunities for lawyers who are interested in policy work, writing amicus briefs, corporate-governance issues, and employment law.

Law Students

Students are an integral part of our work. Each semester and over the summer, we hire several law students as unpaid interns. Interested students should send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and three references to ptafti@exonerate.org. Please note that while we will consider students from any law school, we are located at the George Washington University Law School and give preference to students from GW.

Unfortunately, we do not have any current internships for undergraduate students.

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