Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Billboard Lounge, Barclays Center | 5:30pm
Support the Innocence Project at the Brooklyn Nets vs Chicago Bulls game
The first 120 people to buy tickets through this offer will have access to a special pre-game event hosted in the Billboard Lounge and kicking off at 5:30 p.m.
Doors will open at 5 p.m. for that event and information about how to access the Billboard Lounge will be sent out via email.
A portion of every ticket purchased will be donated to the Innocence Project.
Meet the panel
(Moderator) SPORTSCASTER, FORMER NBA PLAYER AND ATTORNEY LEN ELMORE is a college basketball analyst for ESPN, Fox Sports and CBS Sports, and professor at Columbia University will moderate. Len played for the Indiana Pacers, Kansas City Kings, Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets, and New York Knicks. A Harvard Law School graduate, he began his law career as an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn.
EXONEREE MARK DENNY was freed and exonerated in December 2017 through the joint efforts of the Innocence Project and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Conviction Review Unit, arguably the most successful unit of its kind in the country. He spent nearly 30 years wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he did not commit.
BROOKLYN DISTRICT ATTORNEY ERIC GONZALEZ, made history becoming the first Latino elected to serve as district attorney in New York State in November 2017. He has successfully guided the launch of several key initiatives, including the creation of the Brooklyn Conviction Review Unit. His insight, enthusiasm, and leadership have helped propel the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office to the forefront of criminal justice reform.
INNOCENCE PROJECT SENIOR ATTORNEY NINA MORRISON litigates claims for access to post-conviction DNA evidence, under both federal civil rights laws and state DNA testing statutes. To date, Morrison has served as lead or co-counsel for more than 20 innocent individuals who were freed from prison or death row based on DNA or other newly discovered evidence. She frequently consults with attorneys, judges, and the public at large about DNA evidence and the underlying causes of wrongful convictions. She was the lead attorney on Mark Denny’s case.
The Innocence Project, founded in 1992 by Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck at Cardozo School of Law, exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. The Innocence Project is proud to be supported by the NBA Coaches Association and recently became a partner under the NBA Voices platform.