Police Liability Under Section 1983: Critical Steps for the Trial Lawyer


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Whether you are on the plaintiff’s or the defense side, you must engage in critical decision making through the life of a case. Be ready for the challenge. This practical webinar will take you through a high exposure death case and fifteen critical decisions you and your opponent will have to make, including:

  • Case selection for the plaintiff.
  • Discovery issues and expert retention for both sides.
  • Timing and contents for dispositive motions
  • Best time to talk settlement.
  • Pretrial motions on evidentiary issues.
  • Selection of a jury that favors your side.
  • Presentation and cross-examination of key witnesses.
  • Winning at closing argument.
  • Qualified immunity issue to the judge and jury. Structure of the special verdict form.
  • Post-trial motion if you need to file one. Fee petition for the prevailing plaintiff.

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