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Police Misconduct Litigation

Use of expert witnesses and case law updates involving Section 1983

2180090WBC
Tuesday, 3/27/2018, 9:00 am–12:00 pm
Live Webcast, www.mcle.org, Live Webcast
3 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits
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Allegations of unlawful police shootings, excessive uses of force, and false arrests continue to dominate the national media. What does this mean for lawyers in Massachusetts who work on civil rights cases under Section 1983? How can attorneys who hope to build their practice do so in this growing field? 

This program provides up-to-the-minute information on the latest developments in both prosecuting and defending cases brought under Section 1983, including insider tactics and key legal updates. Expert practitioners delve deep into the major issues from multiple perspectives, using their wealth of experience to share practical tips and strategies for handling these cases from inception through trial. Their unique insights provide you not just with a thorough overview, but also solid grounding in the very latest in this area of the law. 

This program includes the use of expert witnesses; individual, supervisory, and municipal liability; causes of action; scope of discovery; summary judgment; qualified immunity; trial tactics; damages; and attorneys’ fees. The faculty demystifies the defense of qualified immunity and discusses the latest legal decisions. If you practice in this area—or hope to—this program is a must!

9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Thomas R. Donohue, Esq., Brody, Hardoon, Perkins & Kesten LLP, Boston, Chair
9:05 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Update on law and qualified immunity
Jack Ryan, Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute , Plainfield
Howard Friedman, Esq., Law Offices of Howard Friedman, Boston
Susan M. Weise, Esq., City of Boston Law Department , Boston
Leonard H. Kesten, Esq., Brody, Hardoon, Perkins & Kesten LLP, Boston
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Case selection
Sophia Hall, Esq., Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, Boston
Howard Friedman, Esq., Law Offices of Howard Friedman, Boston
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Obtaining relief other than money
Sophia Hall, Esq., Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, Boston
Leonard H. Kesten, Esq., Brody, Hardoon, Perkins & Kesten LLP, Boston
Howard Friedman, Esq., Law Offices of Howard Friedman, Boston
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Who to sue and discovery issues
Susan M. Weise, Esq., City of Boston Law Department , Boston
Howard Friedman, Esq., Law Offices of Howard Friedman, Boston
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Issues to consider for the relative novice
Sophia Hall, Esq., Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, Boston
Susan M. Weise, Esq., City of Boston Law Department , Boston
11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Obtaining and defending against Summary judgment
Susan M. Weise, Esq., City of Boston Law Department , Boston
Howard Friedman, Esq., Law Offices of Howard Friedman, Boston
11:20 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Use of Experts witnesses
Jack Ryan, Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute , Plainfield
Howard Friedman, Esq., Law Offices of Howard Friedman, Boston
Susan M. Weise, Esq., City of Boston Law Department , Boston
Leonard H. Kesten, Esq., Brody, Hardoon, Perkins & Kesten LLP, Boston
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
"Ask the Experts" Q&A Session
Panel

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Chair

Faculty

Howard Friedman, Esq., Law Offices of Howard Friedman, Boston
Sophia Hall, Esq., Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, Boston
Jack Ryan, Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute , Plainfield
Susan M. Weise, Esq., City of Boston Law Department , Boston

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