"Lawyers Assemble in Support of NEIP," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 8/10/17

[Republished with the generous permission of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly]

Boston-area lawyers gathered at Foley Hoag for a cocktail reception in recognition and support of the New England Innocence Project. NEIP aims to raise public awareness of the prevalence, causes and costs of wrongful convictions, and provides pro bono legal representation to wrongfully convicted New Englanders. Among the speakers at the event were Foley Hoag partner Martin P. Murphy, NEIP Executive Director Denise McWilliams, NEIP board member and exoneree Dennis Maher, and NEIP board Chairman David M. Siegel, a professor at New England Law Boston.

Maher (left) with Jill Reilly and Foley Hoag’s Murphy

Maher (left) with Jill Reilly and Foley Hoag’s Murphy

From left: David P. Rosenblatt, Douglas M. Henry, NEIP board member William Swenson and NEIP Treasurer Cheryl Schaffer

From left: David P. Rosenblatt, Douglas M. Henry, NEIP board member William Swenson and NEIP Treasurer Cheryl Schaffer

From left: Claire Ward, Janice Bassil, Jennifer Sunderland and Joana Stathi

From left: Claire Ward, Janice Bassil, Jennifer Sunderland and Joana Stathi

Michael K. Loucks (left) with Jill Reilly and Murphy

Michael K. Loucks (left) with Jill Reilly and Murphy

Joana Stath

Joana Stath

Joseph F. Savage Jr. (left) with Maher

Joseph F. Savage Jr. (left) with Maher

David P. Rosenblatt (left) and Joseph F. Savage Jr.

David P. Rosenblatt (left) and Joseph F. Savage Jr.

Janice Bassil

Janice Bassil

Howard D. Medwed (left) and Siegel

Howard D. Medwed (left) and Siegel

From left: Elaine Emmerich, Eve Horwitz, NEIP staff attorney Radha Natarajan and NEIP Executive Director McWilliams

From left: Elaine Emmerich, Eve Horwitz, NEIP staff attorney Radha Natarajan and NEIP Executive Director McWilliams

Siegel, chair of NEIP’s board

Siegel, chair of NEIP’s board