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CUA Law Alumna, Maureen Lawrence ’08, Received
The Pennsylvania Innocence Project’s Edward Ohlbaum Volunteer Award

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CUA Law alumna, Maureen Lawrence ’08, was honored on May 9, 2018, with the Pennsylvania Innocence Project’s Edward Ohlbaum Volunteer Award for her work to exonerate Marshall Hale, who served 33 years in prison after a wrongful conviction.
 

The award is presented annually to firms or individuals who have represented the convicted innocent and worked tirelessly to secure their freedom. This year, the Project decided unanimously to recognize the dedication, zeal, and compassion with which Lawrence and two other attorneys worked to exonerate Mr. Hale.

On July 14, 2017, Mr. Hale was released from Graterford prison in Philadelphia, Pa.

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