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Practising Law Institute: Prison Law 2012

Friday August 03

  • By: Practising Law Institute
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    PLI New York Center
    810 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street (21st floor)
    New York, NY
  • Contact:
    (800) 260-4PLI; (212) 824-5733
  • Website:

Join PLI for a seminar and webcast on Prison Law.

Why you should attend:

Whether representing prisoners while in private practice, public interest practice or as a policy advocate, the issues and the environment in which advocates operate is increasingly challenging and complex. This year, PLI's third annual program on Prison Law will address the legal framework for civil litigation filed on behalf of prisoners in federal and state courts, from a national perspective.

What you will learn:

The constitutional, statutory, and state law bases for lawsuits brought on behalf of prisoners against individual prison officials and correctional institutions
How to address common ethical dilemmas that arise in the course of representing prisoners
The "nuts and bolts" of pleading, discovery, and trial practice in prison cases
General prison conditions and the failure to protect
Addressing health issues in prison

Who should attend:

Prisoners' rights advocates working in law or public policy, in the private or public sector.

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