Amicus runs a busy calendar of events all year round. From student-led talks to larger fundraisers, keep an eye out for Amicus events near you! 

Upcoming Events

See all of our upcoming events below.

To find out more or if you have a question about any event, send us an email at admin@amicus-alj.org​​​​.

8th December 2020

'40 years to freedom' panel event (incl. Champions of Justice Awards 2020)

Please join Amicus virtually on Tuesday, 8th December 2020 at 6pm for our annual celebration of the amazing law firms and individual volunteers who work pro bono with us to ensure justice in the USA death penalty system. We will also be announcing the winners of our annual Amicus Champions of Justice Awards, recognising and honouring the outstanding contributions to justice made by individuals and legal teams this year. 

40 Years To Freedom marks the release of Bobby Moore earlier this year after 40 years on Texas Death Row, and highlights the nature of the work of our lawyers and volunteers. We will kick off the event with an exciting live panel, whose members will be presenting their deeply personal and legal stories spanning 30 years of fighting for justice through the courts, up to the Supreme Court of the United States (twice). Supported by many teams of dedicated pro bono lawyers over the years, the panel will discuss what this seminal case meant to the people involved on the frontline and to Bobby himself. Not only was Bobby’s life saved and he was finally released, but the case, and the fight, created an instrumental change for those with an intellectual disability facing a death sentence in the USA. Hear these inspirational individual stories which are guaranteed to give you and your firm a pro bono morale boost. 

Exclusive and one-off event – not to be missed – book and sponsor today!

Ongoing

'Clemency' film screening

Right now, you can watch #ClemencyFilm by buying a virtual screening ticket to directly support your local independent cinema, Amicus. By choosing Amicus as your local cinema, you will be donating a proportion of the ticket cost to support all of the work that Amicus does. Each purchase will grant you access to the film for 48 hours.

FILM INFORMATION 

Written and directed by Chinonye Chukwu 
Cast: Alfre Woodard, Aldis Hodge and Wendell Pierce 

Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden, Bernadine Williams. The emotional wedge in her marriage grows. Memories of a recently botched execution plague her daily. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.

To buy your ticket and for more information, please click here.