The PBEye

Pro Bono As We See It
March 20, 2012

VIDEO: 26 Years: The Dewey Bozella Story

In November, PBI was honored to hear from Dewey Bozella at the 2011 PBI Annual Dinner in New York.  Bozella, an amateur boxer who was wrongly imprisoned for 26 years, was exonerated in 2008 with the hard work of pro bono attorneys at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP*.  Bozella subsequently received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage and won his first and only professional boxing match.

Now, Bozella’s story, and the hard work of WilmerHale, is the subject of an hour-long documentary by ESPN Films.  We at The PBEye, are happy to see this kind of attention paid to a story in which the fight for access to justice is at the core.  Kudos to ESPN — and especially to Bozella and his team of attorneys.

Meanwhile, we’re still touched by Bozella’s remarks from the dinner, which can be seen in the video below.

 *denotes a Signatory to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge®

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