Morton part of panel for SC Innocence & Justice Convention

Morton & Gettys co-founder Jim Morton will be part of a panel this spring during South Carolina’s first Innocence & Justice Conference.

The program will bring together legal leaders to examine the causes, challenges and remedies in cases of wrongful conviction. Organized by the South Carolina Innocence Initiative, the conference goal includes charting a path forward for innocence efforts in the state.

Morton will join other attorneys on a panel discussing safeguards for preventing wrongful convictions. The day-long conference earns attorneys who attend seven continuing legal education credits. Registration for the May 3 program on the campus of Wofford College is still open.

As a prosecutor turned defense attorney, Jim has practiced both sides of criminal law. After leaving the solicitor’s office, Jim joined John Gettys to form Morton & Gettys in Rock Hill. The two-person office has grown to a firm with 16 attorneys. Jim’s practice focuses on criminal defense, assisting clients accused of traffic violations, DUIs, or other more serious crimes.

Headquartered on the campus of Wofford College in Spartanburg, the South Carolina Innocence Initiative focuses on education, research, advocacy, and outreach.