Anatomy of a False Arrest - 6 CLE Credits

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Course Description

This is a 3 part course, broken up into 2 hour segments.

Anatomy of a False Arrest and Excessive Force Case under Section 1983: [Part 1]: Case Selection, Representation and Initial Pleadings

This program was recorded on November 7, 2019

This program covers the first steps in successful litigation of a high-frequency police liability case, whether you are for the plaintiff or the defense. Programs to follow will cover discovery, evidence, and motions; and pre-trial, trial and post-trial from the plaintiff’s and defense perspective. In this practical webinar that is based on a hypothetical fact pattern, you will learn how to select a winning plaintiff’s case, identify the legal claims and defenses, draft representation agreements for the plaintiff and defense, avoid conflicts of interest on the defense side, preserve records and evidence, interview police officer clients, and prepare your complaint or answer.

Anatomy of a False Arrest and Excessive Force Case under Section 1983: [Part 2]: Discovery, Evidence, and Motions Practice

This program was recorded on November 14, 2019

This program covers the middle steps in successful litigation of a high-frequency police liability case based on a hypothetical fact pattern, whether you are for the plaintiff or the defense. The first program involved case selection, representation and initial pleadings. The program after this one will cover pre-trial, trial and post-trial from the plaintiff’s and defense perspective. In this practical webinar, you will learn what files law enforcement creates, where they are kept, which ones to ask for and how the defense can protect them, a checklist of discovery the defense should obtain from the plaintiff, the top fifteen evidentiary issues for trial, how to present or limit the opinions of police practices experts, and the top ten motions for the plaintiff or defense to file, especially the defense motion for summary judgment.

Anatomy of a False Arrest and Excessive Force Case under Section 1983: [Part 3]: Pre-trial, Trial, and Post-Trial

This program was recorded on November 21, 2019

This program covers the last steps in successful litigation of a high-frequency police liability case based on a hypothetical fact pattern, whether you are for the plaintiff or the defense. The first program involved case selection, representation and initial pleadings. The second program dealt with discovery, evidence and motions practice. This program covers pre-trial, trial and post-trial from the plaintiff’s and defense perspective. In this practical webinar, you will learn how to evaluate your case, prepare for the final pre-trial conference and presentation of witnesses, pick the best jury, master examination and cross-examination of liability and damages witnesses, give memorable openings and closings, draft special jury instructions and verdict forms, handle the qualified immunity question at trial, protect the record for appeal, and prepare and defend attorney’s fee petitions.

Speaker Bio
6 General Credits
Course Agenda

Attorney Wayne C. BeyerWayne C. Beyer
Wayne C. Beyer is an experienced litigator, author, presenter, and former administrative appeals judge. Mr. Beyer has been lead counsel in 300-350 police misconduct and corrections cases as assistant corporation counsel (later called assistant attorney general) for the District of Columbia, and before that as outside counsel to New Hampshire’s Property and Liability Insurance Trust. He is the author of law review and magazine articles and the treatise Police Misconduct: A Practitioner’s Guide to Section 1983 (JURIS 2018). In addition, he has been a presenter on § 1983 at national programs for Georgetown University Law Center, the Defense Research Institute, the American Bar Association, and the Federal Judicial Center (for District and Magistrate Judges), and numerous webinars. Mr. Beyer holds degrees from Dartmouth College, Harvard University, and Georgetown University Law Center.

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6 General Credits

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Course Agenda

Anatomy of a False Arrest and Excessive Force Case under Section 1983: [Part 1]: Case Selection, Representation and Initial Pleadings

  1. Appendix A: Plaintiff’s Retainer Agreement
  2. Appendix B: Plaintiff’s Complaint (Excessive Force)
  3. Appendix C: Hold Letter
  4. Appendix D: Employee Representation Agreement
  5. Appendix E: Answer of the Defendants (Excessive Force)

Anatomy of a False Arrest and Excessive Force Case under Section 1983: [Part 2]: Discovery, Evidence, and Motions Practice

  1. Appendix A: Joint Motion to Enter Protective Order and Order
  2. Appendix B: Interrogatories and Request for Production of Documents Propounded on Individual Law Enforcement Officer
  3. Appendix C: Interrogatories and Requests for Production of Documents Propounded on Defendant Municipality
  4. Appendix D: Interrogatories and Request for Production of Documents Propounded on Plaintiff

Anatomy of a False Arrest and Excessive Force Case under Section 1983: [Part 3]: Pre-trial, Trial, and Post-Trial

  1. Appendix A: Plaintiff’s Direct and Cross-Examination
  2. Appendix B: Defendant Officer’s Direct and Cross-Examination
  3. Appendix C: Proposed Non-Standard Jury Instructions
  4. Appendix D: Proposed Special Verdict Form; Arrest and Non-Deadly Force
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