CLEs (Continuing Legal Education)

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Our full and half-day CLE (Continuing Legal Education) programs offer in-depth, comprehensive perspectives and analysis. These programs carry fees in addition to regular convention registration. Click the links below for more in-depth descriptions and to register online!

NOTE: The programs below aren’t the only way to get CLE credit at #Law4thePeople—many of our major panels and workshops also have CLE credit pending!

See here for 2018 CLE course materials.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31: 8:30 AM-5 PM

Fighting Back in Removal Proceedings and in the Federal Courts  – Sponsored by the National Immigration Project of the NLG

Learn about creative strategies to defend your client and pushback against the onslaught of the Trump administration! Topics include: Responding to gang enforcement and social media monitoring * administrative closure after Castro-Tum * motions to terminate and suppress * using FOIA and discovery * challenging your client’s detention * and more!

THURSDAY, NOV. 1: 8:30 AM-5 PM

Practical Solutions for Persistent Problems –  Sponsored by the National Police Accountability Project of the NLG

We fight bias against our clients, but what do we do about gender bias inside and outside the courtroom? NPAP will devote half the day to thought-provoking and creative approaches to address gender bias, featuring dynamic trial lawyer Randi McGinn and jury consultant Lois Heaney. We will also learn new tools for combating the junk science defense of “excited delirium.” Finally, renowned trial lawyer Rick Friedman will share thoughts and strategies for fighting for justice in the 21st Century.


Protecting Our Future: Defend Voting Rights and Mitigate Climate Change – Sponsored by the NLG International Committee

This CLE will focus on struggles to advance collective and individual international human rights to a sustainable environment, to life and to vote. Practitioners will discuss creative uses of human rights law in litigation against climate change and voter suppression and ways to participate internationally in amicus briefing. The program will highlight Juliana v. US, in litigation in district court in Oregon during the convention, which raises the right of future generations to a life with dignity. The voting rights section will cover use of the ICCPR and CERD to fight voter suppression.