Please join LAKC-YLS for their Annual Luncheon at the Webster House featuring guest speaker Tricia Bushnell, Director of the Midwest Innocence Project. Ms. Bushnell joined the Midwest Innocence Project in December 2013. Prior to coming to Kansas City, she served as clinical faculty at the Frank J. Remington Center’s Wisconsin Innocence Project, University of Wisconsin-Madison. There she supervised students in the investigation and litigation of innocence cases involving both DNA and non-DNA evidence. She also spearheaded a program to bring social work students into the criminal clinics. Ms. Bushnell has been involved in a number of recent high profile cases, including the Stephen Avery appeal (of Making of a Murderer fame) and Floyd Bledsoe, who was recently released from a Kansas prison after serving 15 years for a murder he did not commit.
Before joining the Wisconsin Innocence Project, Bushnell was a fellow with the Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama, where she represented indigent clients sentenced to death, juveniles sentenced to life without parole, and sexual offenders challenging the collateral consequences of their convictions. She has written and filed briefs on behalf of defendants and amicus curiae in both state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Bushnell was previously an associate with the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis in Los Angeles, where she worked in the white-collar criminal defense and litigation departments.
She earned her Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law, where she was an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Fellow. She received a Bachelor of Arts in German and Political Science from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania.
Cost: members/$45, non-members/$50, table of 8/$350.
Please register on or before July 8, 2016.