Date(s) - Sun. Jul. 22, 2018
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
True Crime: Shattering the Illusion of Justice
Featuring The Staircase’s David Rudolf and Making a Murderer’s Jerry Buting
Attorneys David Rudolf and Jerry Buting join forces for a night of intriguing conversation surrounding fundamental flaws in the criminal justice system. They met more than 30 years ago, when Jerry was David’s student in a law school clinic. Both are now dynamic criminal defense lawyers at the center of the issues raised by recent true crime series. Rudolf is the attorney for Michael Peterson as featured in The Staircase and Buting is the attorney for Steven Avery as featured in Making a Murderer. Q&A format with discussion of unanswered questions.
Doors open at 7pm, event starts at 8 pm.
Tickets available in advance for $26, at the door (if not sold out) for $31. Advance ticket sales close at 5 pm on day of show. All ticket sales are FINAL.
All seating is general admission, first-come-first-serve.
About Jerry Buting:
Jerome F. Buting is a partner in the Brookfield, Wisconsin law firm of Buting, Williams & Stilling, S.C. He received his undergraduate degree in Forensic Studies from Indiana University and his law degree from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He is a past board director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the recipient of the 2017 NACDL Champion of Justice Legal Award, and a past president of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He was a trial public defender for 9 years in Milwaukee. His present private practice is entirely criminal defense, both trials and appeals. He has defended the citizen accused in many serious high profile trial cases, including the Steven Avery case as shown in the Netflix documentary, “Making a Murderer” and he obtained the reversal of convictions in State of Wisconsin v. Ted Oswald and State of Wisconsin v. Ralph Armstrong (reversing a 29 year old murder conviction). He lectures worldwide and is frequently sought after for his knowledge in the use of expert witnesses and DNA evidence. His first book is “Illusion of Justice: Inside Making a Murderer and America’s Broken System,” (Harper 2017).
About David Rudolf:
David Rudolf is one of the pre-eminent trial lawyers in the country, specializing in high-profile and complex criminal and civil rights cases. Mr. Rudolf has been listed for more than twenty-five years in the Best Lawyers in America and was one of only three criminal defense lawyers recently selected for the inaugural class of the North Carolina Lawyer Hall of Fame. In recent years, in addition to securing acquittals in two high-profile federal and state criminal trials, he has successfully represented individuals in civil litigation against law enforcement agencies arising from wrongful convictions. Rudolf has taught Trial Advocacy at the UNC School of Law and for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and Criminal Litigation at Duke University School of Law. He has also been recognized for his work with professional organizations, serving in various leadership positions in the ABA Criminal Justice Section, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers and Advocates for Justice. Most recently, he has received world-wide acclaim for his representation of Michael Peterson in The Staircase on Netflix.