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Bryan Stevenson of Equal Justice Initiative to Headline Keynote at 2014 Conference And Career Fair Session

 Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 20, 2014 

WHAT:

On October 24, Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) Founder and Executive Director Bryan Stevenson will deliver a keynote address at the Equal Justice Works 2014 Conference and Career Fair, an event that convenes more than 1,200 public interest law students from 200 law schools all under one roof. A recipient of the MacArthur Foundation’s "Genius" Award, Stevenson is a public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. Under Stevenson’s leadership, EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent prisoners on death row, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill, and aiding children prosecuted as adults.

David Stern, Executive Director of Equal Justice Works, will introduce Stevenson’s keynote address, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.

Stevenson will also be releasing his book, Just Mercy, which can be purchased by the public starting on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014.  

WHERE & WHEN:

EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS CONFERENCE AND CAREER FAIR

Friday, October 24, 2014
10:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center – 5701 Marinelli Rd., Bethesda, MD 20852

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Press opportunities: Pressare invited to attend the events but will be required to present a photo ID and valid press credentials.  For more information, please contact Elle Hogan or Tonia Bui (see contact information below).

Elle Hogan | ehogan@equaljusticeworks.org | 202-466-3686 ext. 134
Tonia Bui | tbui@equaljusticeworks.org |  202-466-3686 ext. 110

Contact:  For more information about the Equal Justice Works 2014 Conference and Career Fair, please visit our website.

Equal Justice Worksis the national leader in creating public interest opportunities for law students and lawyers.  Collaborating with the nation’s leading law schools, law firms, corporate legal departments and nonprofit organizations, Equal Justice Works offers a continuum of opportunities that provide the training and skills that enable attorneys to provide effective representation to underserved communities and causes.  Equal Justice Works is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.  For additional information about Equal Justice Works, please visit www.equaljusticeworks.org.

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 [TB1]This has been confirmed by Lauren F.