In the film Conviction, which opens today, Hilary Swank plays Betty Anne Waters, a wife and mother of two who put herself through high school, college and ultimately law school, in an 18-year-long crusade to prove her brother Kenny’s innocence after he is convicted of murder and sentenced to life without parole. The real Betty Anne Waters is our guest this week on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer. She tells us what drove her quest to exonerate her brother and describes the pivotal role played by the Innocence Project.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.