David A. Sheppard and Marjorie Bachman
introduction by Lion Sam Buford
The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. As a clinic, law students handle case work while supervised by a team of attorneys and clinic staff.
Since obtaining his law license in 1974, David Sheppard’s devotion to his profession and his community has led him to serve in multiple capacities for a variety of professional and community service organizations, receiving multiple awards in recognition of his contributions.
In keeping with these recognitions, he enjoys an impeccable reputation for integrity and ability with both prosecutors and the judiciary.
He has been especially gratified by the freedom he has helped win for wrongfully convicted inmates, including non-DNA exoneration, through the Texas Center for Actual Innocence, which he helped found.
Austin, Texas based attorney Marjorie Bachman began her career as a staff attorney and clinical instructor for the Actual Innocence Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law, where her practice focused on post-conviction DNA motions and investigating Texas inmates’ claims of innocence.
In 2007, she left the university to practice criminal defense at both the state and federal level with the Law Office of E.G. Morris. She continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor to the Actual Innocence Clinic and a member of the board of directors of the Texas Center for Actual Innocence. S
he is a 2005 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law and currently serves on the board of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and as an Associate Director for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. She is a frequent lecturer on DNA testing issues, evidence, and confrontation law.
Featured Lunch Menu: meat and vegetables dish (TBA); mixed field green salad with assorted rolls and a featured daily dessert. Vegetarian meal or Grilled Chicken Caesar salad are available alternatives as well.
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