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NACDL News: Attorney Jerome F. Buting Receives Champion of Justice Award

By Ivan J. Dominguez, Ezra Dunkle-Polier, and Alexandra Funk

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Jerry Buting (left) receives Champion of Justice Award from Barry J. Pollack.

Wisconsin attorney Jerome “Jerry” F. Buting was honored July 28 with the Champion of Justice Legal Award from NACDL. He received the award at the Foundation for Criminal Justice Awards Gala Dinner at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, California. Champion of Justice Awards are bestowed upon individuals who have staunchly preserved or defended the constitutional rights of American citizens and have fought to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime.

Buting is well known for his representation of Steven Avery, as shown in the Netflix docuseries “Making a Murderer.” The series follows Avery in his trial for the murder of Teresa Halbach, for which he was eventually convicted. The trial was widely followed largely because Avery had previously been wrongfully convicted and served 18 years in prison for an unrelated sexual assault and attempted murder. A

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