This CLE, a fundraiser for the Minnesota Innocence Project, will take place on Thursday, June 19, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., hosted by Fredrikson & Byron, 200 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000, Minneapolis. If you register before June 13, the cost is $135; after June 13, the cost is $145. Two ethics credits have been sought.
After 14 years, on a warm, overcast Friday in September 2012, Damon Thibodeaux walked out of Death Row at Louisiana’s Angola Prison a free man. This interactive workshop led by Steve Kaplan, Damon’s volunteer attorney, will explore the ethics around Damon’s interrogation, “confession,” indictment, the post-indictment events, and the trial’s testimony, arguments, and defense. Steve will dive into the conflicts, duties, and standards for both the prosecution and defense.
Steve will share his first hand knowledge of the post-conviction process and how Damon was eventually exonerated with DNA evidence, yet suffered for years like hundreds of others who are actually innocent.
If you have questions, call Amy Tomczyk at 651-523-3152. You can register online today.