January 01, 2007

Informational Meeting in New York City – January 2007

Informational Meeting in New York City – January 2007

Aric Press, Editor-in-chief of the American Lawyer, discusses the importance of death penalty pro bono workBryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama  

Actor Bob Balaban and Stephen Greenwald, President of the Metropolitan College of New York Attendees enjoying the Thomson West Sponsored Reception 

Attendees enjoying the Thomson West Sponsored Reception Informational Meeting attendees 

Volunteer Death Penalty Lawyer, Karla Sanchez of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP Robin Maher, Director, ABA Death Penalty Representation Project and Stephen Greenwald 

John Kuster, Sidley Austin LLP discusses his experiences as a volunteer lawyer

On January 11, 2007, the New York City Bar and the American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project hosted a pro bono informational meeting at the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel in New York City. Private bar lawyers, and members of the law school and public interest communities attended the meeting and a post-meeting reception sponsored by Thomas West. Speakers included Robin Maher, Director of the Death Penalty Representation Project; Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama; Aric Press, Editor-in-chief of the American Lawyer; Bob Balaban, Actor, Director and Activist; and volunteer death penalty lawyers John Kuster, Sidley Austin LLP and Karla Sanchez, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP. Each speaker discussed the importance of pro bono assistance and/or their experiences working on post-conviction death penalty cases. For more information about the meeting, please see the program agenda and photos below.