CDPL is proud to announce that longtime capital defender Bob Hurley is the recipient of the 2015 J. Kirk Osborn Award, for outstanding work on behalf of indigent clients facing the death penalty. This year, CDPL also presented the first Adam Stein Award for appellate advocacy and work to raise the standard of practice in capital cases. N.C. Appellate Defender Staples Hughes was the recipient of that award. We thank Bob and Staples for decades of important work to save the lives of vulnerable defendants. Learn more about CDPL’s awards here.