The Key Role of Capital Defense Attorneys in the Death Penalty Abolition Movement
June 18, 2020
This was the fourth in a series of Abolition University education sessions for VADP supporters. This event focused on the Role of Capital Defense Attorneys in the Death Penalty Abolition Movement.
One national abolition leader and three capital defense attorneys in Virginia shared their stories for this session:
- Henderson Hill, Senior Counsel for the ACLU Capital Punishment Project
- Jerry Zerkin, Capital defense attorney
- Ed Ungvarsky, Capital defense attorney
- Kristina Leslie, Capital defense attorney
Henderson Hill gave a national overview of the great work being done by capital defense attorneys and how that work paves the way for ending capital punishment. Jerry, Ed, and Kristina shared their own experiences in death penalty cases here in Virginia.
Panel members also answered questions from participants in this one hour online session.
Enjoy the video and let us know if you have any questions.