Brian Banks’ lawyers named Attorneys of the Year

Professors Justin Brooks and Jan Stiglitz, and attorneys Alissa Bjerkhoel and Michael A. Semanchik — all associated with the California Innocence Project — will be among 60 lawyers honored at the 17th annual California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year Awards March 12 in San Francisco. Banks was wrongfully convicted of rape as a teenager, after being given 10 minutes to accept a plea deal.