Correcting and Preventing Wrongful Convictions in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.


The Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project is a very small organization and could not further its important mission without the help of its partners.

MAIP accomplishes our mission by building effective relationships with several law firms and corporations, not just traditional legal matters. As a non-profit organization with a very small staff, we have need for a variety of design services, administrative assistance, research assistance, and other critically important work.

Law firms in our region also have been generous, providing tremendous assistance to wrongfully convicted prisoners all over the region. Lawyers at Baker Botts, Brown Rudnick, Buckley Sandler, Covington & Burling, Cozen O’Connor, Hogan Lovells, Hunton & Williams, Latham & Watkins, Miller & Chevalier, O’Melveny & Myers, Skadden Arps, Steptoe & Johnson, Venable, Williams & Connolly, and Wilmer Hale have generously engaged in the long-term representation of individuals who have been wrongfully convicted.

More than 80 lawyers comprise our Screening Committee. These volunteers, who work for local legal firms, the banking industry, and the federal government, do the important work of determining which prisoners who write us might be innocent.

Long-term representation and committee membership are not the only way for your firm to get involved with MAIP, however. We have a variety of short-term projects available for those who want to partner with us in other ways.  Those can involve amicus briefs, non-profit corporate work, and policy work.