Northern District Court offering training on prisoner civil rights litigation

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana will host a training session for attorneys on prisoner civil rights litigation on Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST via Zoom.

The primary goal of the training program is to help volunteer attorneys navigate the field of prisoner civil rights cases, which may present issues that have not previously been confronted in private practice.

Presenters of “Prisoner Civil Rights Cases Explained: A Primer for Volunteer Attorneys,” will include Kenneth Falk, legal director at ACLU Indiana, Gavin Rose, senior staff attorney at ACLU Indiana, and Stevie Pactor, staff attorney at ACLU Indiana. Opening remarks will be given by Chief Judge Jon E. DeGuilio.

Earlier this month, the court rolled out a new initiative: the Volunteer Attorney Panel for Civil Rights Cases, which will provide counsel for indigent individuals with potentially meritorious civil rights claims. The court is currently soliciting volunteers to join this panel. The most common types of cases that will be referred include prisoner civil rights cases.

Attendance for this event is limited to practicing attorneys in the state of Indiana. There is no cost to attend and 2.0 hours of Indiana Continuing Legal Education credit is pending approval.  Attendance will be monitored during the program and we will only be able to submit CLE credit for those individuals whose participation can be verified.

Registration is required for this event.

For more information, contact Rob Kinsella at [email protected]

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