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Losing Clients to Death Row: The Lives of Capital Defense Attorneys

Start/End Tuesday, March 04, 2014 12:10 PM EST -- 01:10 PM EST
Location Name JG 104

EWOC is excited to welcome author Susannah Sheffer to discuss her book, Fighting for Their Lives: Inside the Experience of Capital Defense Attorneys. The book investigates the lives of attorneys fighting for clients on death row. How do attorneys who represent clients facing the death penalty cope with the stress and trauma of their work? What is it like to work so hard and lose so often? Through conversations with twenty of the most experienced and dedicated post-conviction capital defenders in the United States, Sheffer explores this emotional territory for the first time. This program will address the deep and long-term effects of the death penalty as well as broader human questions of hope, effectiveness, success, failure, strength, fragility, and perseverance.

Non-pizza lunch will be served. Co-presented by Empowering Women of Color (EWOC) and Social Justice Initiatives.