Very quick update on the Compassionate Release Project: to ease the administrative burden on Kendell Long, the paralegal at the Washington Lawyers’ Committee who is coordinating the Project, rather than filling out the spreadsheet with each attorney at your firm who is interested in volunteering, you can simply send him an email with your number of interested volunteers and which project they’d like to complete (screening vs. full representation). His email address is [email protected] Some project details are still in flux, but the likely format, as it stands now, is the Committee sending interested firms lists of available cases as they become available – exactly what most of our current nonprofit partners do.
I’m going to leave the spreadsheet in the files, as I think it could be useful for tracking interest in this project at your firms. Training, orientation materials, and sample documents are in process, and updates will be forthcoming.