News 05.03.17

Q+A: Innocence Project’s First Staff Attorney Vanessa Potkin on Facebook Live

By Innocence Staff

Vanessa Potkin with her client Dion Harrell moments after his exoneration in New Jersey in August 2016. Photo by Yili Liu.

You heard from Innocence Project Co-Founder and Co-Director Barry Scheck last week. Now it’s your chance to chat with Innocence Project Director of Post-Conviction Litigation Vanessa Potkin. Since becoming the organization’s first staff attorney in 2000, Vanessa has helped pioneer the model of post- conviction DNA litigation and has represented and exonerated more than 30 innocent individuals, from Louisiana to Montana.

She’ll be taking your questions this Thursday on Facebook Live at 3 p.m. E.T.

Get started by asking her a question in the comments section below about her experience representing the wrongly convicted for over two decades.

Next Wednesday, May 10: Innocence Project Staff Attorney Karen Thompson will be taking your questions.

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  1. Vitaliy Musiyenko says:

    Dear Mrs. Potkin,

    I just forwarded e-mail from Andriy Didenko, Program Coordinator of Kharkiv Human Rights Group, Ukraine who needs your attention. Please read letter and respond to Andriy please.
    thank you very much in advance.

  2. Danielle Pompey says:

    My fiance has been locked up since feb 1997. It has been 23 years and he has 1 agg murder, 2 murders charges against him. He has tried to write to are local courts and they always say there is nothing they will do for his case or they just give a quick response and say the information he was provided was not in a timely manner and he turns it in on time. We are from columbus ohio. And are state is so bad with helping inmates get out.
    If your innocence could help lead us in the right direction.
    Thanks danielle.

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