Your help is urgently requested.
President Obama has asked criminal defense lawyers from across the country to get clemency petitions before him. Quickly. Time is running out for the President to grant clemency to defendants across the country. There are literally thousands of applications waiting for the attention of a defense attorney to determine whether or not the applicant qualifies for clemency, and if they do, to make the application.
Please, please, please become a part of this historical effort. This goes to the very core of what we do. Non-violent offenders are sitting in jail waiting for you to use the key you hold to unlock the door to their cells and send them home. These defendants are sitting in jail and they do not need to be there any longer, but the opportunity to fix this is quickly disappearing. Please act today.
Get more information here: https://www.clemencyproject2014.org/
Get started here: https://www.clemencyproject2014.org/volunteers/intro
There is a two hour training available and assistance at each stage.
We have an opportunity to get involved and be the largest local bar participating. Our lawyers are some of the best in the nation and we can certainly help by joining in.
Here is your chance to get your legal work in from of the President and help a family, one application at a time.
UPDATE: we are hosting a FREE 1 HOUR ETHICS CLE on how to navigate this process and file your petition. Register online for our September 3, 2015 CLE :: noon, 7th floor attorney ready room, Criminal Justice Center, Houston, Texas