A Juneteenth message on client accountability to attorneys litigating innocence cases

By: Josh Tepfer I have been a lawyer working in the innocence movement for fifteen years now. Since I’ve reached this level of experience, younger lawyers—or even experienced lawyers who take on a pro bono innocence case—often reach out to get my advice on an issue they are experiencing in their case. For the last… Read More

The Arc of My Education Into Wrongful Convictions

I have been representing the criminally accused for nearly fifteen years—the entirety of my legal career. The first four years of my career were as a public defender—representing indigent Chicagoans on appeals of their criminal convictions. This included both direct appeals immediately after their convictions as well as appeals of dismissals of post-conviction or collateral… Read More