“In prison, time crawls on hands and knees in what feels like a dead world.” –Fernando Bermudez
In 1992, Fernando Bermudez was convicted of murder. He spent 18 years in prison before his conviction was overturned in 2009 by State Supreme Court Justice John Cataldo on the grounds that he’d “demonstrated his actual innocence.” Judge Cataldo continued, “This court wishes to express its profound regret over the past 18 years. I hope for you a better future.”
As a member of the team that produces Life of the Law‘s podcast and blog, I have had the privilege of hearing Fernando’s story firsthand. On May 3, at WNYC’s The Greene Space, you’re invited to hear it, too (for free!).
LIVE LAW: Stories from the Legal Edge is produced by Life of the Law and will feature true stories told live by Fernando and others, including The Lady Aye, a sword swallower (for real); Steve Zimmer, former kid; Gretchen Greene, a lawyer-turned sculptor; and Yannick Morgan, a semi-narcoleptic attorney. Drinks will be sold to buy and to drink.
I am posting about it here not just because I’m directing the show, but because I am so excited about it and know that many of you might be interested in coming for the same reasons you’re interested in law. I hope if you do, you’ll introduced yourself (or say hello). Seats are free but going quickly; make a reservation here. I hope to see you there!
The Greene Space
44 Charlton Street (on the corner of Varick)
New York, NY 10013
May 31, 2013
7pm-8:15pm (doors open at 6:30)
Beer, wine and light refreshments for sale