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CWC Spring CLE Symposium Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Women's Project
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Thorne Auditorium
Chicago, IL
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MARCH 16, 2018, 1:00-4:45 P.M.

NORTHWESTERN PRITZKER SCHOOL OF LAW, THORNE AUDITORIUM
RECEPTION IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING IN THORNE LOBBY

1:00-2:00: The Tyra Patterson Case: Persistence in the Pursuit of Justice

Panelists:

Tyra Patterson, who spent 23 years in the Ohio prison system before her recent parole

David Singleton, executive director of the Ohio Justice and
Policy Center and Tyra Patterson's longtime attorney

Moderator: Andrea Lewis, Staff Attorney, Center on Wrongful Convictions

Tyra Patterson was imprisoned for 23 years, during which she and her attorney pursued multiple avenues of relief through courts, clemency proceedings, parole requests, and social media. They will discuss the persistence and attorney-client relationship required to sustain a multi-year justice campaign.

2:00-3:00: The Need for Forensic Science Reform and How to Get There

Panelists:

Ronald Safer, partner at Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila
and former counsel for CWC exoneree Kristine Bunch

Hon. Christopher J. Plourd, Presiding Judge of the
Imperial County (California) Superior Court

Lindsay Herf, Executive Director, Arizona Justice Project

Moderator: Judy Royal, Staff Attorney, Center on Wrongful Convictions

False forensic science is a leading factor contributing to the wrongful conviction of women. The panelists will discuss forensic science reform and the challenges of overturning convictions based on newly available scientific principles.

3:00-3:15: Break

3:15-4:45: Women in Prison and After Prison

Panelists (all formerly incarcerated women):
 
Kristine Bunch

Michelle Jones

Virginia Lefever

Moderator: Karen Daniel, Director, Center on Wrongful Convictions

All three panelists have survived the prison system, have experienced the challenges of reentry, and are currently engaged in improving the system through research, activism, and public education. Their stories will advance attorneys' understanding of how to effectively advocate for their women clients.

*CLE materials will be available on the CWC website the week of March 12.

http://www.law.northwestern.edu/legalclinic/wrongfulconvictions/events/
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Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Thorne Auditorium (View)
375 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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