Continuing Legal Education (CLEs)

National Immigration Project

Wednesday, October 10 - 9am to 5pm The National Immigration Project will sponsor a CLE seminar on criminal law and due process issues arising in removal proceedings. Registration for the immigration skills seminar is separate from the rest of the NLG Convention. On Thursday, the Project will also have a free membership meeting and a reception honoring the recipient of the 2012 Daniel Levy Award.

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Rules of the Road in Civil Rights Cases

Thursday, October 11 - 8:30am to 5pm You are an attorney for the underdog, someone hurt by the abuse or carelessness of the government. You are on the right side of the case. Morally and legally, you deserve to win. You believe you are scoring points with the judge and jury. The other side’s arguments are weak and disorganized. And then you lose.

How did that happen? In this daylong National Police Accountability Project seminar, Rick Friedman, author of Rules of the Road: A Plaintiff Lawyer’s Guide to Proving Liability, will share some ways to keep it from happening again. Separate registration for this event will be required.

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Military Discharge Upgrade and Review

Thursday, Oct. 11 - 8:30 am to 12:30pm An introductory program for attorneys, law students, and legal workers interested in representing veterans with less than honorable discharges, improper reasons for discharge, denial of medical retirement, and similar problems. Speakers Teresa Panepinto, Jim Klimaski, Kathy Gilberd, and Bridget Wilson will address strategies for discharge review cases, Discharge Review Board and Board for Correction of Military/Naval Records procedures, and common problems in discharge upgrade cases. For further information, contact Separate registration for this event will be required.

The MLTF will hold its meeting Thursday, 1:30pm to 5pm.

Bringing Human Rights Home: Economic, Cultural, and Social Rights in U.S. Courts

Thursday, October 11 - 1pm to 5pm The NLG International Committee presents a seminar on using international human rights law to address violations of human rights in the United States. The Occupy movement has opened a window for advancing the human rights to housing, jobs, and healthcare. Hear from leading practitioners about strategies for using human rights law and principles to defend economic and social justice in U.S. courts. For further information, contact Separate registration for this event will be required.