On the Issues: Jarrett Adams

09/24/2021 - 12:30
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On the Issues: Jarrett Adams
Category: Community
Date: Friday, September 24, 2021
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Online
Access: RSVP Required
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We hope you will join us on September 24 for "On the Issues with Mike Gousha: Jarrett Adams, author of Redeeming Justice: From Defendant to Defender, My Fight for Equity on Both Sides of a Broken System.”  This On the Issues event is presented in partnership with Boswell Book Company.

Mike will be speaking with Jarrett Adams, who was 17 when he was wrongly convicted of a crime and sentenced to 28 years in prison. He served 10 years before being exonerated with the help of the Wisconsin Innocence Project.

Adams’ experience in the criminal justice system motivated him to become a lawyer. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2015 and started a public-interest law fellowship with Ann Claire Williams, judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the same court that had set aside his conviction. Jarrett also clerked in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York with the late Judge Deborah Batts. After working for the Innocence Project in New York, he launched the Law Office of Jarrett Adams, PLLC, in 2017, and now practices in both federal and state courts throughout the country.

The live, virtual discussion will be on September 24, at 12:30 p.m.  A recording of the live discussion is now available via the "Watch Now" button above.

On the Issues events will be virtual for now, with the hope of returning to in-person events at some point in the future.

 

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