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Law Enforcement Liability Under Section: 1983 Critical Steps for the Trial Lawyer - Webinar

  • ID: 4760492
  • Webinar
  • 90 Minutes
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc.
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Gain an understanding of best practices for trial lawyers during critical decisions within cases.

Whether you are on the plaintiffs or the defense side, you must engage in critical decision making through the life of a case. Be ready for the challenge. This topic will take you through a high exposure death case and fifteen critical decisions you and your opponent will have to make case selection for the plaintiff discovery issues and expert retention for both sides timing and contents for dispositive motions for the defense and how plaintiffs can overcome them 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 and fee petition for the prevailing plaintiff. All that, plus background materials, checklists, tips, and forms to use in your practice.
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Representation and Discovery
  • Should Counsel Take Plaintiff's Case?
  • Can One Lawyer Represent Individual and Municipal Defendants?
  • Should Discovery Go Forward When Criminal Charges Are Pending?
  • How Can You Protect Confidential Materials Produced in Discovery?
Experts, Motions, Settlement
  • Should Counsel Retain an Expert?
  • When Should the Defense File for Summary Judgment?
  • Should You Discuss Settlement and When?
  • What Motions in Limine Should You File?
Critical Decision Making at Trial
  • What Kind of Jury Should You Have?
  • How to Examine and Cross-Examine Key Witnesses?
  • Can Your Closing Argument Win Your Case?
  • How Should the Qualified Immunity Defense Be Handled?
  • Can Your Special Verdict Form Avoid an Appeal?
Post-Trial Motions and Attorney's Fees
  • What Motions Should the Losing Party File After Trial?
  • What Must a Prevailing Plaintiff Include in a Fee Petition?
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Wayne C. Beyer, Esq.
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This webinar is primarily designed for attorneys. Other legal professionals may also benefit from attending.
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