Defending Liberty and Pursuing Justice Summit

Join us for a first of its kind free ABA two-day summit taking place February 14-15 as part of the 2020 ABA Midyear Meeting in Austin, TX. Designed to engage and mobilize the legal profession on critical justice issues, the summit begins with a keynote address by Austin Mayor Steve Adler followed by two days of free CLE programming showcasing innovations in advocacy and the delivery of holistic legal services and pro bono through a race-equity lens. Attendees are also invited to participate in a variety of other substantive programming, meetings and social events offered at the ABA Midyear Meeting. Whatever issue drives your advocacy or defines your career, this complimentary program provides a unique opportunity to learn from and engage with legal experts and influencers who share your social justice, pro bono and diversity interests.


Previous Events

Throughout the year, the Project hosts, sponsors and presents at death penalty conferences around the country. See what we have been up to in the past!

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Volunteer Award Winners

Each year the Project recognizes law firms and attorneys who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to providing high quality pro bono representation for indigent death row prisoners. Learn about our past Exceptional Service Award and Guiding Hand of Counsel Award winners!

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Past Keynote Speakers

Every annual awards dinner features a powerful keynote speaker with a unique perspective on and experience with death penalty representation. We have been honored to hear from public defenders, federal judges, death row exonerees and many others. Learn more about our previous Awards Dinner keynote speakers!

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