May 08, 2012

Jenner & Block Partner Jeffrey D. Colman will serve as moderator of a panel discussion titled “Working Together to Prevent Wrongful Convictions in Illinois,” on May 8, 2012, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in Jenner & Block’s Chicago office.   The program is sponsored by the Chicago Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society and the Justice Council of the Center on Wrongful Convictions.  Panelists will include Randolph Stone, University of Chicago Law School Clinical Professor of Law and former Cook County Public Defender; the Honorable Warren Wolfson, former Judge, Illinois Appellate Court, 1st District; and Andrea Zopp, President and CEO, Chicago Urban League and former Cook County 1st Assistant State’s Attorney.  The program is free and open to the public.

Mr. Colman is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Professional Responsibility Practice and a member of its Class Action Practice.  A Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, Mr. Colman has focused his 38-year career on complex civil and criminal litigation at both the trial and appellate levels.  Since 2008, Chambers USA has named him one of the country’s leading lawyers in Litigation.

In addition to his private practice, throughout his career, Mr. Colman has been deeply involved in the representation of the indigent, in community affairs and in efforts to improve the quality of the administration of justice and has received numerous awards for his extensive pro bono and public service activities.  Among others, in 2011 Mr. Colman was named a “legend” of the bar by the American Constitution Society; in 2009, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association presented Mr. Colman with an Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service; and in 2008 the John Howard Association of Illinois, a prison reform group, recognized Mr. Colman’s work defending Guantanamo Bay prisoners with its Leadership Award.

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