On September 22, 2010, the Death Penalty Representation Project held its 24th Anniversary and Volunteer Recognition Event in Houston, Texas to honor the outstanding pro bono contributions of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and Reed Smith LLP.
Stories about the death penalty making headlines in 2010.
Teresa Lewis, a Virginia woman convicted of hiring two men to kill her husband and stepson, was executed on September 23, 2010. As the first woman executed in the state of Virginia in nearly a century, Teresa’s case generated interest around the world.
Law firm success stories from 2010.
At the Death Penalty Representation Project we believe that all persons facing a possible death sentence should have the assistance of competent, effective lawyers at every stage of the proceedings against them. Good lawyers are essential to justice, especially in death penalty cases. Over the past 24 years, thousands of our volunteers have contributed their skills, time, and substantial resources to this cause and saved the lives of countless men and women.
Volunteer death penalty work is not only a meaningful way to assist those in need, but also can help you develop your skills and civil practice. These are just a few of the professional benefits of this work as described to us by our volunteers.