[Republished with the generous permission of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly]
PHOTO CREDIT: Sylvia Stagg-Guiliano, http://www.stagg-giuliano.com/
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.