Advocacy in Action: Lunch & Learn
April 20, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
April Lunch & Learn: Criminal Justice with Lindsay Runnels
When: Thursday, April 20 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT
Lamar Johnson was convicted in 2004 of shooting a man several times in broad daylight. No physical evidence connected him to the incident. After spending 13 years in prison, the state’s attorney’s office concluded that eyewitness testimony during the trial was flawed and that the two witnesses who identified Johnson as the gunman had said that he merely “looked similar” to the shooter.
One of the attorneys instrumental in securing his freedom is Lindsay Runnels, whom we are thrilled to welcome as our April Lunch and Learn speaker. Runnels is an attorney at Morgan Pilate, LLC in Kansas City, Missouri. She specializes in trial and post-conviction criminal defense, innocence, and civil rights litigation. She is a former clinical professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law where she was the director of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic in partnership with the Midwest Innocence Project.
Please join us to hear about this incredible effort to free an innocent man and what we can do to advocate for others who are wrongly convicted.