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How to Try Section 1983 Lawsuits Against Police for Fabrication of Evidence in Reports, Affidavits, and Testimony

“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about the weather.” -- Mark Twain Twain’s quip could equally apply to the epidemic of police lying swamping the nation. The epidemic taints criminal proceedings, conceals police misconduct, and reduces public respect for law enforcement and Law. Many attorneys have witnessed police telling outrageous whoppers, and few have seen them called to account. False police reports and “testilying” are effectively tolerated in the nation’s...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Suing the Police: The Law of Police Misconduct

Police misconduct and police reform are at the forefront of the national conversation. This CLE course provides a comprehensive two-hour overview of federal civil rights litigation involving the police. For attorneys and concerned citizens new to this area of law, it explains the constitutional standards governing the police and the opportunities and challenges of achieving accountability through the civil justice system. For attorneys who practice in related areas, such as criminal...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Overview of Parliamentary Law and Procedure

Attorneys serving as general counsels or as municipal attorneys are often required by the organization’s governing documents or statues to serve as parliamentarian at regular and annual meetings of their organizations. This course will present the basic rules and guidance for serving in this capacity. The parliamentary authority most cited is of Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised (12th Edition); however, other standard authorities are mentioned where appropriate. The course includes f...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Gun Free School Zones Act vs Federal Preemption

The Gun Free School Zones Act course will discuss Robert Dorf, Esq.'s theory of Federal Preemption by which it is argued that GFSZA preempts and supersedes State Law and especially the Search and Seizure / Stop and Frisk law of the State of New York as compared to Federal Fourth Amendment law as set forth by the Supreme Court of the United States. The course discusses current / proposed weapons detection and warnings technologies available or being developed to protect public, private and par...

General Credits
1
Price$50

A Primer of Florida Defamation Law: Issues and Pitfalls

To assist attorneys in learning the main nuances of Florida Defamation Law with a focus on identifying viable cases, value of cases and extent of work needed to overcome litigation issues that are unique to Defamation cases with a focus on Florida Law. Participants will learn about the elements of defamation, the defenses, including statute of limitations and the special media defendant as well as a contemporary case law status as to how Courts are determining the interplay between first amend...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Let’s Talk About Race: How to Get Potential Jurors to Talk About Race and Racism

This CLE will address how to discuss race with jurors in jury selection. 2020, perhaps more than other year, has highlighted the need for lawyers to be able to discuss issues of race with potential jurors. This CLE presentation will discuss: Why do we need to talk about race and racism with potential jurors. The law on discussing race with jurors. Tips on how to address race with potential jurors.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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 moti...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Rogue Officers, Police Reform and Hot Topics Under Section 1983

“Police Misconduct” is the sizzling hot topic of the day. Whether you sue or defend law enforcement, or want to add a new practice area, you need to be up-to-the-minute. This course will get you covered in the latest in law enforcement liability under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. From the newest Supreme Court cases to national trends in use of deadly force; qualified immunity for individual officers; municipal liability for failures in hiring, training, supervision and discipline; First Amendme...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Nobody is Above the Law: Criminal Procedures Regarding Interrogation, Admissions, and Concession

“Nobody Is Above the Law” is a review of the laws regarding the admissibility of a defendant’s statements in a criminal trial. This CLE lecture reviews the constitutional rights relevant to this subject matter, specifically, the Fifth, Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments. It will also explain Texas law regarding the admissibility of a defendant’s confession and the differences between Texas law and Federal Law in this area.

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Fundamental Issues of Traffic Stops

This CLE course will use search and seizure models so attorneys, who are unfamiliar in the 4th Amendment, can easily understand the fundamentals of the traffic stops. The class is separated into issues related to the officers' powers over occupants and occupants' rights. The second part focuses primarily on search doctrines related to the search of the vehicle itself.

General Credits
2
Price$100
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