Arizona Justice Project Executive Director Wins Award!

We are proud to announce that Arizona Justice Project Executive Director, Lindsay Herf, is the 2024 recipient of the Learned Hand Emerging Leadership Award!

Lindsay Herf (right) receiving Learned Hand Emerging Leadership award

This Award is named after Judge Learned Hand – an American judge and philosopher who served on the federal courts for more than 50 years.

Lindsay Herf has been practicing law for more than 15 years. Twelve of those years have been with the Arizona Justice Project, representing wrongfully convicted individuals and those who have suffered a manifest injustice.

Throughout her career, Lindsay has worked on cases involving DNA evidence, hair microscopy, other forensic sciences, excessive sentencing, parole, and clemency which has led to the release of more than 20 AJP clients. She has served on the Innocence Network Executive Board and has worked on statewide reform efforts, including increased access to forensic testing of evidence, changes to eyewitness ID procedures, evidence retention policies, and fairness in sentencing.

Lindsay’s energy and commitment to this work, and compassion toward her clients is unparalleled.

Congratulations, Lindsay!

The Arizona Justice Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to identifying and representing wrongfully convicted individuals, and those who have suffered a manifest injustice, in Arizona.
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