Monday, August 29, 2011

2011-2012 Thomas Jefferson Inn of Court -- a new beginning

Hello all--

The 2011 - 2012 Inn of Court season is upon us. Our first meeting is September 8, 2011, at 6 PM, at the Legal Aid Justice Center, 1000 Preston Avenue. The first program will be a panel discussion on wrongful conviction and DNA exoneration. UVA Law Professor Brandon Garrett will be on-hand to discuss his work on DNA exoneration and his new book, “Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong.” Albemarle County Sheriff J.E. “Chip” Harding will talk about his work establishing the statewide DNA databank, the recent topic of “familial” DNA, and his current work in DNA exoneration.

Also, please mark your calendar for Sunday, September 18 -- we're having our first annual "kick off the year" party that afternoon. Once again, Judge Helvin has been kind enough to offer his lovely house on the reservoir. Come out for delicious barbecue and excellent company!

As for business -- please forward your dues (still a bargain at $200.00) and contact information, if it has changed, to me at:

Thomas Jefferson Inn of Court
c/o Will Tanner
414 E. Jefferson St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Make checks out to "Thomas Jefferson Inn of Court." If you have any questions, email me at

As always, please ask other attorneys who are not part of the Inn to consider it, and put them in touch with Ron Tweel at

Your ever humble Secretary/Treasurer,