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Full scholarships and discounts to attend PLI programs are widely available to attorneys working in nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys; government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); law librarians and paralegals who work for nonprofit/legal services organizations; unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships. We encourage all eligible attendees to complete and submit a PLI Scholarship Application
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. This program is designed for lawyers who represent incarcerated persons or who work with respect to prison conditions and prisoner treatment.
What You Will Learn
- Prison litigation involving federal defendants
- Gender-specific issues impacting incarcerated women
- Prison and jail settlements
- Representation in death cases
- Ethical considerations in prison law matters
Who Should Attend
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.