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B-guid M.

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Review for Innocence Matters, Torrance, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

When I arrived at Innocence Matters in January 2013 I had no knowledge of the Californian judicial system.

Indeed I am French. As a lawyer in my country I know how tricky law can be, so even if I wanted to be involved in Innocence Matters I did not know what form my participation could take. What I just knew was that I wanted to be a part of it.

In fact, Innocence Matters has helped me at least as much as I have helped it.

It has helped me as much as a lawyer than as a person. First, it enabled me to think and share my thoughts and ideas on what tracks could be followed in investigations concerning wrongful convictions. Deirdre O’Connor is an incredibly good criminal defense attorney and is totally dedicated to the cases she is dealing with. Working with her was a very intellectual, judicial but also personal enrichment. Then, as a lawyer, it contributed to my understanding of a part of the American judicial system and gave me a good opportunity to add a valuable line on my resume.

In return, at Innocence Matters I have dealt with Inmates requests in the “Ganging up on Innocence” project. No one can imagine how desperate and resourceless innocent people can be to fight against a wrongful conviction.

So, if you have time, motivation, the envy to invest yourself in investigations and to learn about you just as much as the Californian legal system, do not hesitate a sec! Just jump in, this is the right thing to do, because what could be a better cause than helping the innocent to find freedom again?

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Role:  Volunteer