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Olga Akselrod, at left, the director of intake and evaluation for the Innocence Project, and two members of the Innocence Project's board, Weil partner Steven Reiss and Skadden partner Vered Rabia, celebrated the elimination of the Innocence Project's application backlog at an event at Weil on Sept. 6, 2019. Courtesy photo. Olga Akselrod, at left, the director of intake and evaluation for the Innocence Project, and two members of the Innocence Project’s board, Weil partner Steven Reiss and Skadden partner Vered Rabia, celebrated the elimination of the Innocence Project’s application backlog at an event at Weil on Sept. 6, 2019.

The Innocence Project, an organization that uses DNA evidence to exonerate people who have been wrongly convicted, is close to marking a major milestone, clearing a backlog of more than 5,000 applications for help.

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Jack Newsham

Jack Newsham writes about the New York legal community and the business of law, including law firm finance and management and the battle for talent. Email him at jnewsham@alm.com and find him on Twitter @thenewsham.

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