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April 04, 2017

2017 Volunteer Recognition & Awards Dinner

Save the date!


The Project will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition & Awards Dinner during National Pro Bono Week on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 5:30pm at the historic Decatur House in Washington, DC.

The Project is honored to welcome former Delaware death row prisoner Isaiah McCoy to provide keynote remarks at the Awards Dinner. Mr. McCoy was acquitted at a retrial in January 2017 after pro bono counsel won reversal of his conviction and death sentence. He is the 157th person exonerated from death row since 1973. You can read more about his case on the National Registry of Exonerations website.

Every fall, the Project recognizes the extraordinary contributions of our volunteer lawyers at this event. Pro bono firms are nominated by their colleagues for exceptional service to death row prisoners and honored with the Exceptional Service Award. The Project also recognizes an individual lawyer with the John Paul Stevens Guiding Hand of Counsel Award, which was first presented to Justice Stevens in 2011. This year, the Guiding Hand of Counsel Award will go to a career capital defender.