March 31, 2019

PBI’s 2019 Annual Conference: New Frontiers in Death Penalty Cases

Project Director Emily Olson-Gault and Former Pennsylvania Death Row Prisoner Jimmy Dennis at the Pro Bono EXPO during the PBI 2019 Annual Conference.

Project Director Emily Olson-Gault and Former Pennsylvania Death Row Prisoner Jimmy Dennis at the Pro Bono EXPO during the PBI 2019 Annual Conference.

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We are at a unique moment in the history of the death penalty in the United States where shifting attitudes, scientific advances, and legal developments have created new pathways to relief for some of the 2,500 people on death row. 

At the Gaylord National Resort, D.C.’s National Harbor, on March 28, Project Director Emily Olson-Gault hosted a panel that covered emerging legal issues, new tools and partnerships, societal and scientific developments, the status of pro bono opportunities, and how to get involved.

Panel speakers included DPIC's Robert Dunham, recently exonerated Pennsylvania death-row prisoner Jimmy Dennis, and his pro bono counsel at Arnold & Porter, Rebecca Gordon. 

Learn more about PBI's annual conference here.

From left to right: Rob Dunham, DPIC; Jimmy Dennis; Rebecca Gordon, Arnold & Porter; Emily Olson-Gault, Death Penalty Representation Project

From left to right: Rob Dunham, DPIC; Jimmy Dennis; Rebecca Gordon, Arnold & Porter; Emily Olson-Gault, Death Penalty Representation Project