Friday, September 26, 2014

October 30: Webcast - Prison Law 2014

Whether representing incarcerated people 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 fifth program on Prison Law will address the legal framework for civil litigation filed on behalf of incarcerated people 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 incarcerated people against individual prison officials and correctional institutions
  • How to address common ethical dilemmas that arise in the course of representing incarcerated people
  • Addressing health including mental health issues in prison
  • Addressing solitary confinement issues in prison
  • General prison conditions and the failure to protect
  • Strategies and opportunities for engaging in advocacy to change prison conditions
Who should attend
Prisoners’ rights advocates working in law or public policy, in the private or public sector.
Prison Law 2014
October 30, 2014
9:00 AM Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person in New York; however the sponsor reports that seats are filled

  • Gabriel Arkles ~ Professor of Legal Skills, Northeastern University School of Law
  • Jack Beck ~ Director, Prison Visiting Project, Correctional Association of New York
  • Hon. Lois Bloom ~ United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • John Boston ~ Director - Prisoners' Rights Project, The Legal Aid Society
  • Brett Dignam ~ Clinical Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Betsy Ginsberg ~ Director, Civil Rights Clinic; Clinical Law Professor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Deborah J. LaBelle ~ Staff Attorney, ACLU of Michigan
  • Joan Magoolaghan ~ Koob & Magoolaghan
  • Tyrrell Muhammad ~ Project Associate, Prisoners Visiting Project, Correctional Association of New York
  • Karen L. Murtagh ~ Executive Director, Prisoners' Legal Services of N Y
  • Jennifer J. Parish ~ Director, Criminal Justice Advocacy, Urban Justice Center Mental Health Project
  • Prof. Brenda V. Smith ~ Community and Economic Development Law Clinic Director, The Project on Addressing Prison Rape, American University, The Washington College of Law
  • Mary Lynne Werlwas ~ Staff Attorney, Prisoners' Rights Project, The Legal Aid Society
  • Ellen C. Yaroshefsky ~ Clinical Professor of Law, Jacob Burns Center for Ethics in the Practice of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Co-Chairs:
    • Tamar Kraft-Stolar ~ Director, Women in Prison Project, Correctional Association of New York
    • Alexander A. Reinert ~ Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Program Attorney: Doreen Odom ~ Practising Law Institute

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