New Orleans Seminar Focuses On Civil Rights And Tort Liability

Monday, January 3, 2011 - 01:00

The Voice of the Defense Bar is offering a three-day conference examining Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability Wednesday through Friday, January 26-28. This year the event is being held at the Ritz-Carlton, 921 Canal Street in New Orleans. The program begins Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m., and Thursday's sessions start at 8:00 a.m. and end at 6:00 p.m.On Friday, sessions begin at 8:00 a.m. and the conference adjourns at noon.

The annual civil rights and governmental tort liability seminar will cover a broad range of topics including Fencing with Expert Witnesses; The Science of Human Factors Research and It's Applications to Force Encounters; The Use of Statistics in Civil Rights Cases; First Amendment Rights; Monell and Supervisory Liability; Ethical Issues for Governmental Counsel; and a Case Study of Hurricane Katrina.

Participants will learn world-class strategies of well-known governmental tort liability attorneys, judges and jury analysts. The speakers will discuss case law and offer tips on litigating civil rights torts. They include Ben L. Mayeaux, Labord & Neuner; Raymond T. Diamond, Paul M. Herbert Law Center, Louisiana State University; the Honorable Christina M. Habas, Second Judicial District Court, Denver; and Karen M. Blum, Suffolk University Law School.

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

To register, visit www.dri.org.