April 06, 2007

Jenner & Block Associate Christopher Tompkins will discuss his work on a high-profile pro bono case at the premiere of the documentary, The Johnnie Savory Story, to be held April 6, 2007 at the Block Cinema at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. 

Mr. Savory, who was charged and convicted in 1977 for a double murder when he was 14 years old, has maintained his innocence for more than 30 years. Following the documentary on Mr. Savory’s struggle to prove his innocence, Mr. Tompkins, along with Rob Warden and Steven Drizen of Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions, Northwestern Law Student Daniel Jonathan and Mr. Savory, who was released on parole in 2006, will discuss the intricate legal issues of Mr. Savory’s case and its potential impact on society.

The Johnnie Savory Story was put together by Ashima Singal, a student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.