November 14, 2017
Pro Bono Counsel Miriam Buhl received the Innocence Project’s Advocate for Justice Award at its annual fall benefit on November 9, 2017. The event was part of the group’s 25th anniversary celebration.
In the words of Co-Directors Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck and Executive Director Maddy deLone, Ms. Buhl was honored for her “passionate commitment” to the work of the Innocence Project and for guiding “our enormously valuable partnership with Weil.” Under her leadership, Weil’s pro bono support for the Innocence Project “has advanced our legal efforts immeasurably.” The Firm’s most recent efforts in helping the Innocence Project review its backlog of thousands of requests for assistance from prospective clients who are currently incarcerated have addressed what is “among the IP’s most vexing institutional challenges.”
The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. Weil has a longtime pro bono relationship with the organization on a national level, and we have assisted with dozens of matters to help free the innocent.