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This year, the Project celebrated the work of its volunteers at the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel in New York City. Guest speakers included Tony Amsterdam of New York University School of Law and District Attorney Craig Watkins of Dallas County, Texas.
Described in 2004 by the National Legal Aid and Defender Association as "beyond the point of crisis,” studies suggest that Louisiana's defense system has been crippled by years of inadequate funding, insufficient training, and excessive case loads.
Our mission at the Death Penalty Representation Project is to ensure that all persons facing a possible death sentence have the assistance of competent, effective lawyers at every state of the proceedings against them.
Information about the work of the Death Penalty Representation Project