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Eversheds Sutherland. follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.
Distinguished academic achievement, moot court, law review or law journal experience preferred. Diverse extracurricular accomplishments and interests.
Sutherland initiated a long and distinguished commitment to pro bono and public service with our founding partners, Bill Sutherland and Elbert Tuttle. Tuttle took Johnson v. Zerbst to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1938. The case established that in the absence of a competent and intelligent waiver, the Sixth Amendment right to counsel in a criminal matter is absolute, and that a conviction obtained without counsel in such circumstances is void. Tuttle and Sutherland also represented Angelo Herndon, an African-American communist organizer who had been convicted of an "attempt to incite insurrection" in violation of Georgia law when he attempted to pass out communist literature on the Atlanta post office steps. After lengthy court fights, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the Georgia statute unconstitutionally vague and Herndon was freed from his sentence of 18 years on a chain gang.