Reade Seligmann will give the keynote address at the Innocence Project of Minnesota’s 15th annual Benefit for Innocence in downtown Minneapolis on Thursday, Nov. 16. Seligman is one of the three players wrongfully indicted for rape, sexual assault and kidnapping in what has been referred to as the “Duke Lacrosse Case,” where an exotic dancer falsely accused the players of attacking her at a party held at the house of the lacrosse team’s captains.
In 2017, the Innocence Project extended its services to offer more assistance to innocent inmates in North Dakota by partnering with Fredrickson & Byron P.A. and the University of North Dakota Law School.
In addition, the Innocence Project was granted permission by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to bring one of its innocence cases into federal court.
Finally, the Innocence Project is excited to introduce its new executive director, Nick Vilbas. He was previously the executive director at the Innocence Project of Texas.