On September 24, 2009, the Death Penalty Representation Project held its 23rd Anniversary and Volunteer Recognition Event in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Woodruff Arts Center. Two volunteer law firms, Goodwin Procter LLP and Dykema Gossett PLLC, received the Project’s Exceptional Service Award given for extraordinary legal service to the men and women on Death Row.
Volunteer lawyers from both firms made compelling remarks about their death penalty cases and experiences, and nationally recognized advocate Stephen B. Bright was the keynote speaker. More than 75 people from the Atlanta area and around the country attended the awards ceremony and the reception that followed.