Q+A: Innocence Project’s First Staff Attorney Vanessa Potkin on Facebook Live

05.03.17 By Innocence Staff

Vanessa Potkin with her client Dion Harrell moments after his exoneration in New Jersey in August 2016. Photo by Yili Liu.

Vanessa Potkin with her client Dion Harrell moments after his exoneration in New Jersey in August 2016. Photo by Yili Liu.

You heard from Innocence Project Co-Founder and Co-Director Barry Scheck last week. Now it’s your chance to chat with Innocence Project Director of Post-Conviction Litigation Vanessa Potkin. Since becoming the organization’s first staff attorney in 2000, Vanessa has helped pioneer the model of post- conviction DNA litigation and has represented and exonerated more than 30 innocent individuals, from Louisiana to Montana.

She’ll be taking your questions this Thursday on Facebook Live at 3 p.m. E.T.

Get started by asking her a question in the comments section below about her experience representing the wrongly convicted for over two decades.

Next Wednesday, May 10: Innocence Project Staff Attorney Karen Thompson will be taking your questions.

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Vitaliy Musiyenko November 18, 2020 at 3:39 pm Reply   

Dear Mrs. Potkin,

I just forwarded e-mail from Andriy Didenko, Program Coordinator of Kharkiv Human Rights Group, Ukraine who needs your attention. Please read letter and respond to Andriy please.
thank you very much in advance.

jim todorovitch June 6, 2020 at 1:02 am Reply   

wow you are straight from heavens throne Ma’am, i seen on steve harvey how you worked 20 years on freeing a Innocent man He is no relation to me whatsoever but I just want to say thank you for being who you are, You have no idea how special you are and what a loving person you are, The things that you do are directly from God and it is a wonderful gift that you have to care and love for other people and believe in them I pray God’s blessings and protection on you and your family yoy areTruly a real Hero and deserve every great thing that is Instore for you that is Good. God-bless you ma’am.

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