Our May Lunchtime Conversation via Zoom will be on May 16, 2022 from 11:45 – 1:00. Sign in begins at 11:45 and the event will start precisely at noon.
Lindsey Guice Smith, Executive Director and Beth Tanner, Associate Director of the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission will join us to talk about the Commission’s work over the last 15 years. Beth is a member of the Forum.
Lindsey has been the Commission’s Executive Director since October 2015. Lindsey began working as a staff attorney at the Commission in 2010 under a federal DNA grant, becoming well versed in current DNA technologies and testing methods. She was promoted to Associate Counsel in 2012. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the Commission, Lindsey also investigates innocence claims, serves as the Commission’s certified Evidence Custodian and manages the Commission’s federal DNA grants.
Beth joined the Innocence Inquiry Commission as Associate Director in 2017. Prior to becoming Associate Director, Beth was an Assistant General Counsel with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. At NCDPS, Beth supported the Division of Adult Correction, including Prisons and Community Corrections, as well as Juvenile Justice and the Governor’s Crime Commission. Beth’s job as an Assistant General Counsel followed after several years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Public Safety Section representing NCDPS in litigation.
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