Prison Litigation:
A Workshop for Plaintiffs' Attorneys

FRIDAY, March 28
Time Type/location Title Who (link to bio)
08:30 - 09:00 Kelly Lounge Breakfast  
09:00 - 09:15 Plenary: LL101 Welcome, Announcements Steve Saltzburg, Margo Schlanger
09:15 - 10:30 Plenary: LL101 1. Networking Resources: (Video)
Probono.net Listserve & Library
National Police Accountability Project (NLG)
Prison Legal News
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Protection & Advocacy Organizations

John Boston
Howard Friedman
Paul Wright
Margo Schlanger
Nina Loewenstein
    Coffee Break  
10:45 - 12:30 Breakout:
Moot courtroom
Participants choose one session to attend:

2a. - Issues In Individual Litigation:
Crash Course on the PLRA,
Dealing with clients; choice of forum
(state vs. federal); pleading; etc.

Paul Wright
John Boston
Alan Mills
  LL101 2b. - Issues in Class Action Litigation: (Video)
Do You Really Need a Class?
Dealing with Class Action Skepticism
Decree Implementation and Access

Howard Friedman
Lisa Kung
Ernest Galvan
12:30 - 01:45 Kelly Lounge Lunch  
01:45 - 02:30 Plenary: LL101 3. Congressional Activity: (Video)
PLRA Reform
Second Chance Act
Prison Rape Elimination Act

Jody Kent, Jesselyn McCurdy
Gene Guerrero
Brenda V. Smith
    Coffee Break  
02:45 - 04:30 Plenary: LL101 4. Mental Health Care & Classification
(Suing Parchman)
Margaret Winter, Steve Hanlon,
Terry Kupers, Jim Austin
04:30 - 05:30 Faculty conf. ctr: B505 Reception  

SATURDAY, March 29
Time Type/location Title Who (link to bio)
08:30 - 09:00 Kelly Lounge Breakfast  
09:00 - 09:45 Plenary: LL101 5. KEYNOTE: Prison Reform Advocacy in the Era of the Roberts Court (Video 1, Video 2)
Stephen Bright
President & Senior Counsel;
Southern Center for Human Rights
10:00 - 11:15 Plenary: LL101 6. Current Challenges & Opportunities:
The Proof Arms Race
Medical Care Cases
Litigating Against Private Corrections and Health Care Providers

Margo Schlanger
Elizabeth Alexander
Randall Berg
    Coffee Break  
11:30 - 12:30 Breakout: LL101, L101, L202, L402 7. Brainstorming Multiple sessions on topics to be determined by conference participants.
12:30 - 01:30 Kelly Lounge LUNCH  
01:30 - 03:15 Plenary: LL101 8. Money
Sustaining Your Practice Economically -
Attorneys Fees & Contingency Practice
How to Plead & Prove Substantial Money Damages

Michael Bien, Greg Belzley

Elizabeth Koob & Joan Magoolaghan
    Cookie Break  
03:30 - 04:30 Breakout: LL101 Participants choose one session to attend:
9a. Coping With the PLRA: (Video)

John Boston, Michael Bien
Moot courtroom
9b. Working with Pro Bono Attorneys/
Working with Advocacy Organizations:
Bob Fleischner, Steve Hanlon
  L402 9c. Working with Experts: Robert Greifinger, Gordon Kamka, Lisa Kung