DRI Presents Annual Civil RightsAnd Governmental Tort Liability Seminar

Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 00:00

This month DRI is presenting its Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability Seminar.

The seminar will take place Wednesday, January 28 through Friday, January 30 at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.Sessions will run from 1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Thursday and 7:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Friday.

Civil rights and governmental liability litigation continues to grow at an astounding rate. DRI's 2009 Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability Seminar in New Orleans will, once again, assemble leading experts, trial attorneys and professors to present a variety of substantive and practical topics, including a program on e-discovery that will focus on the litigation hold process as it relates to governmental entities, a session exploring underutilized doctrines and defenses, plus the latest updates in the areas of First Amendment retaliation, conspiracy, Fourth Amendment and substantive due process claims. In addition, this program will provide a practical guide to understanding the rules of engagement when dealing with the media, ethical considerations in public sector claims and trial tactics tips for voir dire and motions in limine. There will also be a primer on Wednesday afternoon for new attorneys to the civil rights arena or those who want a refresher course on the basics.

The planning chairs are Cynthia Matthews Daley, Daley Koster & LaValle LLC; Lori V. Berke, Berke Law Firm PLLC and Karen R. Glickstein, Shughart Thomson & Kilroy PC.

For information about available CLE credits and registration fees, see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

For more information and to register for the seminar, visit www.dri.org or call (312) 795-1101.