October 23, 2012

IRR News Report

Winter 2007

Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project Welcomes New Staff Attorneys

The Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project welcomes Joshua Lipman and Sarah Turberville.

Joshua R. Lipman joined the DPMIP as a Project Attorney in October, 2006. For the past four years, he worked as staff attorney and co-director of the student intern program with the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. There he represented prisoners in large class action lawsuits who were abused in prisons and jails in Georgia and Alabama. These lawsuits mainly focused on the denial of adequate medical treatment provided to prisoners. Josh also has represented individuals on death row in Texas, Georgia, and Florida. He received his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Colorado College. He also completed a year at the London School of Economics. Josh is originally from Miami, Florida.

Prior to joining DPMIP, Sarah Turberville assisted in the preparation of DPMIP’s report on the administration of the death penalty in Louisiana.  Sarah served on Tulane University’s Moot Court Board and was also a student attorney in the Criminal Defense Clinic at Tulane where she assisted in the release of several Orleans Parish inmates wrongfully incarcerated during and after Katrina.  Sarah has worked for the Maryland Public Defender’s Office and the Public Defender of the District of Columbia, assisting in major felony cases. She also spent a summer working for a defense team at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague.  Sarah graduated from Tulane Law School in 2006 and received her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech.