December 2013 – March 2014
It is our pleasure to invite you to a reception featuring Jennifer Thompson, New York Times bestselling author of “Picking Cotton,” an incredibly powerful true story of a shocking crime and devastating miscarriage of justice.
The victim of a brutal crime in her twenties, Jennifer’s mistaken eyewitness identification helped wrongfully convict Ronald Cotton of the crime. Eleven years later, DNA evidence cleared Ronald and implicated the real perpetrator. Since then, Jennifer has formed a strong bond with Ronald and has advocated across the country for reforms to reduce false eyewitness identifications and create a fairer criminal justice system.
Jennifer will join us at a reception in Los Gatos on Thursday, December 12th at 6 p.m. at the home of Orla MacLean, and co-hosted by Maureen Tabari.
Learn more about NCIP and its progress in advancing eyewitness identification reform in California from Executive Director David Onek and Legal Director Linda Starr, mingle with other members of NCIP’s staff and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine.
Those who purchase tickets at the host level will also have the opportunity to join Jennifer, David and Linda for a small dinner in Los Gatos after the reception.
Space is limited – so RSVP today to reserve your ticket.
We hope to see you there!
WHAT: Reception Featuring Bestselling Author Jennifer Thompson
WHO: New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer Thompson, Executive Director David Onek, Legal Director Linda Starr
WHEN: Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Home of Orla MacLean, Los Gatos (address provided upon registration)
CONTACT: Sarah Bonini, email@example.com, 408-551-3255
Host: $500 (includes small dinner with Jennifer Thompson,
David Onek and Linda Starr after the reception)
RSVP HERE: alumnidirectory.scu.edu/law-ncip-house_party
Inaugurated in April 2007, the West Coast International LL.M. Job Fair is a recruitment venue for employers who are interested in enlisting international legal talents and for internationally trained lawyers who are currently enrolled in an LL.M. program at a participating law school. UCLA School of Law serves as the event’s organizer and host while a consortium of 19 campuses participate in the program. Interested employers will have the opportunity to pre-select LL.M. candidates from a collective pool of high caliber students who represent many countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. The 2014 West Coast International LL.M. Job Fair will be held on February 21 at UCLA School of Law.
The student registration period is from November 4 to December 3, 2013. For details on registration and more please visit: http://www.law.ucla.edu/career-services/current-students/llm-students/Pages/west-coast-international-llm-job-fair.aspx
Please visit the Diversity Gala page for more information.
Explore potential employers at the 2014 High Tech Career Fair.
The Northern California Innocence Project is pleased to invite you to our Seventh Annual Justice for All Awards Dinner!
The Justice for All Awards Dinner provides the resources for NCIP to free innocent prisoners and reform the criminal justice system. At the dinner we thank supporters, like you, and celebrate the accomplishments of the exonerees you have helped to free.
This year we honor:
Leadership Award: Denise Foderaro Quattrone. Denise’s leadership and unwavering determination to exonerate the wrongfully convicted and make policy changes to prevent future wrongful convictions inspires others to act on behalf of the wrongfully convicted.
The Cookie Ridolfi Freedom Award: George Souliotes. George was wrongfully convicted of arson and triple murder and spent 16 years in prison. George has demonstrated courage, fortitude and grace in facing down and transcending gross injustice. This award was named for NCIP co-founder Professor Kathleen “Cookie” Ridolfi.
Pro Bono Award: Jim Brosnahan, Morrison & Foerster LLP. Jim courageously stepped forward to represent George Souliotes at trial with fewer than two months to prepare. To have Jim, one of the most respected and recognized trial lawyers in the country, lead this trial was the most incredible gift imaginable.
Justice Award: Police Chief Scott Seaman. Chief Seaman is a tireless advocate for improving the methods law enforcement agencies statewide use to collect and preserve eyewitness identification evidence. His efforts will help to prevent wrongful convictions based on misidentification.
We hope to see you there! Get your table or tickets early as space is limited. Tickets can be purchased here.