|(l to r) Jane Raley, Kristine Bunch, Judy Royal, Gayle Miller|
The League of Women Voters of Lake County convened a special panel to discuss the topic of wrongful convictions of women. Three speakers from Women's Project of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University presented on how wrongful convictions of women. How women's cases differ men's and what can be done to prevent false confessions were discussed. Audience members were particularly moved by the first-person account given by Kristine Bunch, an exoneree and client of the Center. Ms. Bunch had spent 17 years in prison for the death of her son.
- Judy Royal (Co-Director of the Women’s Project of the Center on Wrongful Convictions)
- Jane Raley (Co-Legal director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions)
- Kristine Bunch, an exoneree and client of the center
- An opening statement was made by Gayle Miller,current president of Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County and Department Co-Chair, Program of Paralegal Studies, College of Lake County
Our co-sponsors were College of Lake County, Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County, Lake County Bar Association, Lake County Bar Foundation, AAUW (formerly American Association of University Women)
The event was held on Sunday, April 13 at the College of Lake County.