2005 Archive

George Kendall Recounts Career of Defending Those on Death Row

On Tuesday, April 12, Boalt's Death Penalty Clinic sponsored a lecture, "A Lawyer's Quarter Century Fight On Behalf Of Indigent Death Row Prisoners," by George Kendall, senior counsel at Holland & Knight in New York City. Kendall discussed how private law firms and public interest organizations can provide necessary defense services to indigent persons facing capital punishment.

Kendall began his career as a capital defender in private practice, and then worked with the ACLU in Georgia. He subsequently spent 15 years at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in New York. He has represented individuals facing the death penalty since 1980.