NLG CLE Bonanza! Maximizing Impact for Policy Change
Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29
The CLE will examine three recent civil rights cases making systemic change in low-income housing, police misconduct, and sweeping gang injunctions. It will also cover using the Public Records Act to build discovery and attorney fees in civil rights cases.
Day 1: 8:30am -5:30pm
Barry Litt - the basics of class action litigation for civil rights attorneys and a class action against the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA).
Paul Hoffman, Donald Cook and Cynthia Anderson Barker - building facts through community outreach, Public Records Act requests, and the use of multiple lawsuits to establish a pattern and practice of police misconduct: the dismantling of the Maywood Police Department
Prof. Gary Williams - ethics for civil rights lawyers in multi-plaintiff cases
Implicit Bias -TBA
Day 2: 8:30am-5:30pm
Olu Orange - turning a single criminal case into a class-action injunctive relief case challenging sweeping gang injunctions in the City of Los Angeles and innovative damages as a tool to open opportunities.
Carol Sobel - attorney fees basics for civil rights lawyers.
Victor Narro -Mindful lawyering
Total credits: 14 hours - 4 hours of ethics, 1 hour elimination of bias, 1 hour competency
All registrations include light breakfast and lunch