NC Innocence Inquiry Commissioner Receives Wade M. Smith Award

March 12, 2018 The North Carolina Bar Association Criminal Justice Section presented its 10th annual Peter. S. Gilchrist III and Wade M. Smith awards on Thursday, February 1st. These honors are awarded to an outstanding prosecutor (Gilchrist Award) and defense attorney (Smith Award). The awards are named for their initial recipients, former Mecklenburg County District Attorney Peter Gilchrist and renowned …

NC Innocence Inquiry Commission Director Selected for the NIST/NIJ Evidence Management Executive Steering Committee

March 7, 2018 North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission Executive Director, Lindsey Guice Smith, was selected to serve on the NIST/NIJ Evidence Management Executive Steering Committee. This committee is comprised of 17 individuals from across the United States with backgrounds in criminal justice, law enforcement, evidence management, academia, and more. This collaboration is an effort to expand upon the work of …