A free CLE for young attorneys who have volunteered, or are considering volunteering for the Eastern District’s pro bono program to represent plaintiffs in civil rights (mainly 42 USC s. 1983 prisoner and police) litigation. Two hours of CLE (one hour of professionalism) offered at 12 noon on January 26, 2018 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court – EDLA, 500 Poydras Street, B-705. A light lunch will be served.
Phyllis Glazer and James Mullaly will explore the various Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that arise and apply in civil rights cases. They will examine the substantive constitutional issues that commonly arise in prisoner and police suits as well as the legal elements of the corresponding causes of action as defined by the United States Supreme Court. The CLE will emphasize the importance of pro bono representation as it relates to the professionalism expectations of attorneys in Louisiana. Finally, the program will, introduce the young lawyers to the defense of qualified immunity which will arise in every civil rights case where the Plaintiff claims money damages.
All are welcome to attend. Two hours of CLE. Light lunch included. Pre-registration required.