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Wrongful Conviction Speaker Series

March 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Wrongful Conviction Discussion Panel


At this event we will have a roundtable discussion broadly covering the area of wrong-ful convictions. We will have insight from key actors in the field discussing how to identify cases, the long and arduous process of securing their freedom, what happens to exonerees once they are freed, and the many institutional and political factors that contribute to these social injustices. We will also share our personal experiences and motivations for why we work so diligently to fight for the wrongfully convicted. We will have lots of time for Q&A at the end and will have a reception following the talk. This event will be free and open to the public and keep in mind that parking will be free at the Levin College of Law where the event will take place.

Billy Nolas – Chief of the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Defender’s Office for the Northern District of Florida.

Kimberly Sharkey – Attorney with the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Defender for the Northern District of Florida.

Adina M. Thompson, PhD, is the Intake Coordinator at Innocence Project of Florida, a non-profit organization that works to find and free innocent people in Flori-da’s prisons, help those people successfully re-enter society, and prevent future wrongful convictions from occurring.

Stacy Scott: Public Defender for the Eighth Judicial Circuit. Stacy passionately defends the rights of indigent people accused of crimes and has dedicated her entire professional career to ensuring fairness and integrity in our criminal justice system.

Monique Haughton Worrell is Director of the Criminal Justice Center at the Uni-versity of Florida’s Levin College of Law. She also serves as Director of the Criminal Defense Clinic, and as a Senior Legal Skills Professor. Her expertise lies in the areas of criminal defense and juvenile justice.

Brian Cahill, PhD is a Lecturer in the Psychology Department at the University of Florida. He applies social and cognitive theory to better understand eyewitness de-cision making, juror decision making, and how individuals detect deception .


March 14
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm