Host: First Defense Legal Aid
Susan represented individuals wrongfully convicted by the misuse of forensic science, educate the judiciary about forensic science problems, and monitor the progress of forensic reform efforts in Maryland.
Susan conducted highly extensive intake and screening on 51 clients’ innocence claims, provided full representation to two clients, and signed two clients to a limited retainer in order to fully investigate the faulty forensic science that was used to wrongfully convict them.
During her Fellowship, Susan:
After her Fellowship, Susan joined The Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Practice in New York as a staff attorney with a new DNA Unit. Now, she works as a staff attorney at the Innocence Project and litigates post-conviction DNA cases throughout the country. She also supervises students through the Innocence Project clinic at Cardozo Law School.
I am inspired by the brave individuals that the Innocence Network works to protect; it is a privilege to both advocate on their behave and for criminal justice reform.
Susan Friedman /
Equal Justice Works Fellow