The firm played a central role in the creation and organzation of this important symposium on mental illness and the death penalty.
"Nationally-recognized scholars, psychologists, and legal experts will deliberate the most controversial aspect of the death penalty --mental illness -- at a symposium 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. October 20, 2006 at the new Charlotte School of Law. The program, titled Mental Illness and the Death Penalty: Seeking a "Reasoned Moral Response" to an Unavoidable Condition is hosted by the Charlotte School of Law, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, the John S. Leary Bar Association, and the Charlotte Coalition for a Moratorium Now. The event will be followed by a reception at the school.
The symposium will feature a variety of speakers with diverse backgrounds in order to capture the many issues surrounding mental illness and the death penalty."