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Full scholarships, registration fee waivers, and discounts are widely available to attorneys and staff working for nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys/volunteers (providing no-fee legal assistance to clients individually or through an organization); government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
Why You Should Attend:
In an area where advocates face increasingly challenging legal issues, whether they represent incarcerated individuals from a public interest practice, private practice or as a policy advocate, and where government lawyers also grapple with complex concerns, PLI’s Prison Law program offers a unique focus on evolving prison law issues.
What You Will Learn:
- Labor and employment issues in jail/prison litigation
- Bivens/Malesko/Ziglar: Where are we going?
- Litigation: Focus on discovery
- Immigration detention
- Ethical considerations in prison law matters
Who Should Attend:
This program is designed for lawyers who work with respect to prison conditions and prisoner treatment. Prisoners’ rights advocates, as well as lawyers or law students considering pro bono representation or who want to hear about the legal issues that arise in connection with state and federal prison populations, will find this program especially valuable.