Personal Note from Director Robin M. Maher: My Departure

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Personal Note from Director Robin M. Maher: My Departure

After 13 years with the Project, Director Robin M. Maher will be stepping down to take a new position with the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

On July 16, 2014, a team including Thomas P. Bernier, senior shareholder at Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, and local defense counsel Blake Hendrix and Jason Files, won a life sentence for former death row prisoner Frank Williams, Jr.

Volunteer attorneys from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy along with the ACLU Capital Punishment Project won a major victory for their client, John Francis Wille. On May 5, 2014, a state judge granted a joint motion filed by the district attorney and the Milbank/ACLU team, vacating Mr. Wille’s death sentence and immediately resentencing him to life imprisonment without parole.

In a recent opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit commended the work of pro bono counsel on a death penalty case.

The Project is delighted to announce the winners of the 2014 Exceptional Service Awards, Quarles & Brady LLP and Sidley Austin LLP, and the winner of the 2014 John Paul Stevens Guiding Hand of Counsel Award, Mark J. MacDougall of Akin Gump LLP. The awards will be presented at our Volunteer Recognition celebration on September 11, 2014, at the Decatur House in Washington, D.C.


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