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Complimentary: Creating Change: An Introductory Primer for Police Misconduct and Civil Rights Cases Webinar



COMPLIMENTARY: CREATING CHANGE: AN INTRODUCTORY PRIMER FOR POLICE MISCONDUCT AND CIVIL RIGHTS CASES

June 16, 2020 | Online | 2:00 – 5:00 PM ET

Recorded on June 16, 2020. Find out what you can do to help in your local community and learn the basics of representing clients in police misconduct and civil rights cases, featuring civil rights lawyers Ben Crump and Tony Romanucci. Plus, learn important elements to effectively represent protesters in criminal court, such as arraignment, bail, felony hearings, negotiating with prosecutors, and more.

Faculty include: Christopher H. Fitzgerald, Benjamin Crump, Carl L. Solomon, Antonio M. Romanucci, Tracey C. Hinson, Julia Yoo, Larry Taylor, Jr., Samuel L. Starks, Michelle Simpson Tuegel, Jeffrey E. Marion, and Earl Flood. 

This on-demand course contains the webinar recording, full course materials, and agenda from the program as well as a certificate of attendance for attendees to use when applying for 160 general minutes of self-study MCLE credit.

       
Time (ET) Session
2:00 – 2:05 p.m.
MODERATOR INSTRUCTIONS
2:05 – 2:20 p.m.
LET'S TAKE A BREATH TO HEAL OUR COUNTRY   
• What Can Trial Lawyers Do to Help?   
• How Can the Justice and Policing Systems Be Improved?
• Where Do I Learn More Information About These Issues?
2:20 – 2:40 p.m
NAVIGATING LAND MINE ISSUES WITH CLIENT REPRESENTATION 
• Representing Clients with Criminal Charges   
• Varying Types of Injuries
• Navigating the Media in Highly Publicized Cases
2:40 – 3:00 p.m.
PLEADING BASICS FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND POLICE MISCONDUCT CIVIL CASES
• Factual Pleading Standards for §1983 Cases  
• Surviving a Motion to Dismiss  
• Common Causes of Action in Police Misconduct Cases
• Integrating State Law Claims
3:05 – 3:25 p.m.
BEST PRACTICES FOR DEALING WITH MUNICIPAL DEFENDANTS
• Overview of Policy and Custom "Monell" Pleadings  
• Engaging Police   
• Officer Complaints
• Citizen Review Boards
3:25 – 3:40 p.m.
COMMON ISSUES IN POLICE MISCONDUCT AND CIVIL RIGHTS CASES
• Preparing and Working Around the Absence of Reliable Evidence 
• Coverage for Damages
• Discovery, Proportionality and Bifurcation Issues
• Surviving Summary Judgement
• Disarming Juror Biases
3:40 – 4:30 p.m.
REPRESENTING PROTESTERS IN CRIMINAL COURT
• Intake: Should I Take This Case or Refer it Out?
• Arraignment
• Know Your Statute: Is Your State a "Bail Reform" Jurisdiction
• Felony Hearings
• Getting Your Client Released Pre-Trial
• Motions to Dismiss
• Discovery and Knowing Your Deadlines
4:30 – 4:45 p.m. QUALIFIED IMMUNITY: WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE HILL?
4:45 – 5:00 p.m. PARTICIPANT QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION
5:00 p.m. ADJOURN