Shutts & Bowen is co-sponsoring a March 1 event titled “Under the Microscope: Wrongful Convictions in Florida and Pathways to Compensation” at the University of Miami School of Law’s Library from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The event will include a panel discussion on the topic with Shutts partner Aliette D. Rodz; Rep. Michael Gottlieb; Craig Trocino, director of the MiamiLaw Innocence Clinic; and Seth Miller, executive director of the Innocence Project of Florida.

The program is being held to raise awareness about Dustin Duty, who was wrongfully convicted of armed robbery in 2013 in Duval County and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment. After almost nine years of proclaiming his innocence and fighting for his release, the First District Court of Appeal reversed Duty’s conviction in 2021 with the help of the University of Miami Law Innocence Clinic. This was the clinic’s first exoneration.