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Volunteering for MBA Innocence Initiative: Promoting Conviction Integrity


Date Aired: Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Runtime: 1:30h

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Please join the directors of the three Massachusetts innocence organizations for an interactive program about an exciting new MBA criminal justice initiative to expand the capacity of their innocence organizations to remedy wrongful convictions in Massachusetts.

The panel members, who are nationally recognized leaders in litigating post-conviction innocence cases, will describe how MBA volunteers may assist their innocence organizations in meeting the many challenges of their rewarding work representing people who maintain they were wrongfully convicted for crimes they did not commit. The program will include the showing of a compelling video of exonerees speaking about their personal journeys to freedom from lengthy, unjust incarcerations.

Panelists will answer questions about all aspects of volunteering for this special MBA innocence initiative, which requires a limited time commitment, or a more substantial time commitment, depending on the circumstances and volunteers’ availabilities.

They will explain how MBA members can volunteer in one of two ways:

  • Assisting CPCS in evaluating applications for legal assistance on post-conviction claims of wrongful conviction, or
  • Assisting Massachusetts innocence organizations in advanced case reviews or investigations of a post-conviction claim

This webinar was hosted using Zoom.  If interested in volunteering, please complete and submit the Volunteer Application Form. CPCS will contact you about your application to volunteer after it’s reviewed.


Richard W. Cole, Esq., Program Chair
Richard W. Cole, West Roxbury
Damian Turco, Esq., Opening Remarks
Turco Legal PC, Newburyport
Sharon Beckman, Esq., Panelist
Director, Boston College Innocence Program, Boston
Lisa Kavanaugh, Esq., Panelist
Director, Innocence Program, Committee for Public Counsel Services, Roxbury
Radha Natarajan, Esq., Panelist
Executive Director, New England Innocence Project, Cambridge

Sponsoring Sections:

Civil Rights & Social Justice Section

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