MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — The law firm Wilson, Frame & Metheney PLLC has made a $100,000 gift to the Innocence Project at WVU Law.
The funds, paid over five years, will provide operational support for the West Virginia Innocence Project, a law clinic that serves the wrongfully convicted free of charge while providing work experience for student attorneys.
“We are happy to be able to support the Innocence Project’s work in West Virginia,” said attorney Wes Metheney. “For our justice system to function smoothly, the wrongfully convicted need a champion. In the Mountain State, that champion is the West Virginia Innocence Project.”
Third-year law students and law faculty operate the West Virginia Innocence Project. Directed by Professor Valena Beety , the law clinic is dedicated to serving incarcerated persons in state or federal prison in West Virginia by providing free legal representation to individuals with meritorious claims of innocence. The clinic also advocates for reforms designed to avoid wrongful convictions, including improved eyewitness identification and forensic analysis.