This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.

Amber Farrelly

Austin TX
Amber D. Farrelly received her Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law with the highest distinction for her pro bono work. She is a licensed, practicing criminal defense attorney in Texas and has worked with the Innocence Project of Texas and the Texas Civil Rights Project. Amber specializes in Deaf clientele and is a court-certified interpreter in American Sign Language (ASL). She has consulted and testified on numerous cases involving Deaf individuals as an expert, notably in the Stephen Brodie exoneration case—the only Deaf person exonerated in the United States–when working with the Conviction Integrity Unit in Dallas County. Amber received the Texas Society of Interpreters for the Deaf President’s Award in 2016. She was named Travis County Woman Lawyer of the Year for 2012. She has given numerous presentations and workshops on legal interpreting and Deaf rights.