Fall Meeting: November 17, 2015
Ned Devine's Irish Pub
1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston
Note: On-line registration for this event is closed, but you are invited to pay at the door - there is plenty of room at Ned Devine's. Hope to see you there.
“Bargaining with the Devil: Prosecutorial Overreaching and the Pressure to Plead Guilty”
Daniel Medwed is a nationally known expert in criminal law and a legal scholar in the field of wrongful convictions. His recent book, Prosecution Complex: America’s Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent, has received critical acclaim. Presently a professor at Northeastern University Law School, Professor Medwed has provided legal analysis and commentary for the BBC, NBC News, New York Times, Boston Globe and WGBH. He has received numerous teaching awards and previously worked as an appellate lawyer with the Legal Aid Society of New York City and in private practice.
"In Partnership for Exoneration"
MACDL is pleased to honor a remarkable client-lawyer team, Angel Echavarria and his post-conviction lawyer, Leslie O’Brien, for their partnership resulting in Mr. Echavarria’s 2015 exoneration of a 1994 murder he has always maintained he did not commit. For seven years Angel and Leslie worked together tirelessly to marshal the compelling evidence that Angel was deprived of the effective assistance of counsel and wrongfully convicted on the basis of unreliable eyewitness evidence. This May, the motion for a new trial was granted after the Court was left “with a compelling belief that justice may not have been done in this case”. The District Attorney’s office subsequently announced that it would not retry the case.
Free Appetizers - Cash Bar
$25 for members and $40 for non-members.