The Kentucky Innocence Project is seeking a strong leader with a commitment to justice to direct the Project as Staff Attorney Supervisor. The Kentucky Innocence Project was developed by the Department of Public Advocacy to provide incarcerated men and women who have legitimate claims of innocence with a resource through which their claims may be investigated and presented to the courts of the Commonwealth for relief.
KIP serves the entire state by not only addressing each case of wrongful conviction but also addressing much broader concerns in the criminal justice system. KIP seeks to introduce innovative social policies, to create progressive legislative and constitutional reforms, and to establish itself as a conduit for progress. The Program operates primarily through externships at the Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase School of Law, the University of Kentucky College of Law, and the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. Students who participate in this program receive the opportunity to sharpen professional skills while performing a valuable service to the wrongfully incarcerated men and women of the Unlike many other innocence projects across the country, KIP does not limit cases only to those where DNA evidence exists. Instead the Kentucky Innocence Project strives to release all wrongfully convicted Kentuckians.
The Kentucky Innocence Project is seeking a qualified attorney to lead the Program as Staff Attorney Supervisor. In addition to meeting minimum state requirements, the Staff Attorney Supervisor must have a demonstrated commitment to criminal justice issues either as a prosecutor or defense attorney, strong legal writing and public speaking skills, and a capacity for teaching. If you are that person, please apply today! Read more.