October 9, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, Pacific Time
ACS Nevada: Redeeming Justice: A Conversation with Jarrett Adams
Join us for a conversation with Jarrett Adams, Founding Partner, Law Offices of Jarrett Adams, PLLC, about his just-released book, Redeeming Justice: From Defendant to Defender, My Fight for Equity on Both Sides of a Broken System. This event will take place in person and over Zoom.
Adams was seventeen when an all-white jury sentenced him to prison for a crime he didn’t commit. After ten years and thousands of hours learning the law inside prison, and with the help of The Wisconsin Innocence Project, Jarrett walked out a free man to become a pioneering lawyer in the fight for overcoming injustice within the legal system.
Redeeming Justice: From Defendant to Defender, My Fight For Equity On Both Sides Of A Broken System is the poignant story of how an innocent young adult of color experienced the injustice of a legal system that purports to provide “justice for all.” Walk step by step with Jarrett through 10 years of his life in prison and learn why he ended up there, how he survived inside with the love and support of his mother, aunts, and family, and what it finally took for him to earn his freedom.
But Adams' story doesn’t end there. The hard-fought battle for freedom and the lessons he learned about our legal system at its worst drove him to law school. He vowed never to let this happen to anyone else. After earning his law degree, he worked with the New York Innocence Project as the first exoneree lawyer ever hired by the non-profit. Ironically, in his first case with the organization, he argued before the same court that convicted him ten years earlier – and he won. This harrowing journey through the inner workings of the legal and prison systems and the triumph that follows created the passionate and committed lawyer that Jarrett Adams is today.
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Book signing and cocktail hour
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Q & A with Jarrett Adams
The American Constitution Society is a State Bar of California approved CLE provider. This event has been approved for 1.0 hour of California MCLE credits.