Help James Succeed
Organized by: James Logan
My name is James Logan. I'm 58 years old and was just released from prison in Arkansas after serving 16 calendar years. I have spend most of my life in and out of reform schools, juvenile detention, jail, and prison. I will not go back again even if I have to sleep under a bridge and eat from soup lines. I make no excuse for my past. I made the choices I made and suffered the consequences for those actions. However, I am asking everyone to do the same thing I am doing.....let my past remain in the past and let today and tomorrow be a new beginning. While in these facilities I spent a lot of time studying the law, and at one point took a two year paralegal course. I have helped a lot of people inside get their cases reviewed if they were able to convenience me they were truly wrongly convicted. It is a statistical fact that at least 2% of the prison population is "factually" wrongfully convicted because of various evidentuary errors. DNA has exonerated many that other evidence seemed so solid during their trial. 2% of over two-million comes to a large number of innocent people who have lost their freedom. One man I knew was sentenced to life on no more than the fact he had a white tail-gate on his white pickup truck. Fifteen years later, the confession of another man and DNA results proved the truth. Please do not get the wrong idea. I am not advocating a business of investigating claims of wrongful convictions. I explain the above simply to give you an understanding of why I became interested in the law and being a paralegal. I would now like to set up my own freelance paralegal business. This business will be offered to assist attorneys on a case-by-case basis, and to individuals who have - or plan to - file their own case in court or arbitration. Through the Arkansas Power of Attorney statutes I can help them locate evidence to prove their claims, research experts, labs, locate and interview witnesses, and via the POA, draft, file, and present their complaint, negotiate settlements, file appeals, etc. I simply need the funds to get things going. It will give me the opportunity to put to use what I have learned and give back some of what the taxpayers of this nation spent for my care and studies all these years. Please help me be a success.