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Jane Pucher

Innocence Project
Staff Attorney
New York, NY, USA


Jane litigates post-conviction cases nationwide on behalf of individuals seeking access to DNA testing and relief from wrongful convictions.  She also instructs law students as part of the Innocence Project clinic at Cardozo Law School.  Prior to joining The Innocence Project, Jane worked for five years as a public defender with The Bronx Defenders, representing thousands of individuals charged with misdemeanor and felony crimes from arraignment through trial. She also served as a supervising attorney, training newer attorneys who were just beginning to represent clients charged with felonies, and mentoring them in all areas of practice. Jane graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 2011, where she was a student attorney in the Criminal Justice Clinic, and where she volunteered at the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, at the Northern Virginia Capital Defender Office, at the Public Defender Service of D.C, and at the Southern Center for Human Rights. She graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in Political Science in 2008.
Jane Pucher is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters State v. Kelley, Hearing Transcript (N.J. Super. Ct., Passaic Cnty., Sept. 15, 2017) - Wrongful Conviction 2017: Litigating Exoneration Cases, Friday, December 08, 2017
Executive Office of the President, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Report to the President, Forensic Science in Criminal Courts: Ensuring Scientific Validity of Feature-Comparison Methods (September 2016) - Wrongful Conviction 2017: Litigating Exoneration Cases, Friday, December 08, 2017
State v. Henderson, 208 N.J. 208 (2011) - Wrongful Conviction 2017: Litigating Exoneration Cases, Friday, December 08, 2017
Emily West, Ph.D. and Vanessa Meterko, M.A., Innocence Project: DNA Exonerations, 1989–2014: Review of Data and Findings from the First 25 Years, 79 Albany Law Review 717 (2016) - Wrongful Conviction 2017: Litigating Exoneration Cases, Friday, December 08, 2017
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