November 2017 AELE case notes, publications, and seminars alert


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1.    New AELE Monthly Law Journal article:

          Prisoner Restraint and Court Appearances, 2017 (11) AELE Mo. L. J. 301. 

     2.    AELE's next seminar is Jail and Prisoner Legal Issues. Join us in Las Vegas on January 22-25, 2018. 
For more information and to register, click here:
The rumors of the death of prisoner litigation have been greatly exaggerated! This 4-day program
comprehensively covers all aspects of prisoner litigation including application 
of the Prison Litigation Reform Act, Grievance procedures, medical care, discipline, 

          use of force, classification, in-custody deaths, failure to protect, searches, mail,

          and conditions of confinement.

Attendance at this program satisfies one of the requirements for the AELE Certified Litigation Specialist (CLS) Designation.  
Information on the CLS  designation may also be found on the AELE web site at

Following that is AELE's seminar on Use of Force in Las Vegas on April 30-May 3, 2018.

For more information and to register click here:


Use of Force by law enforcement and correctional personnel is in the news every day.  This comprehensive 4-day program covers

all major aspects of use of force.  It includes the use of lethal and non-lethal force, investigation and adjudication of use of force

incidents and complaints of excessive force.  It also includes psychological and bio-mechanical aspects of the use of force. 


3.   The November 2017 issues of AELE's three periodicals have been uploaded.


The current issues, back issues since 2000, case digests since 1975 are FREE. Everyone is welcome to read, print or download

AELE publications without charge. The main menu is at:


*** Law Enforcement Liability Reporter ***


This issue has cases on dogs, Electronic Control Weapons: dart and stun mode, expert witnesses, firearms related: intentional use, 
First Amendment, racial profiling, search and seizure: home/business, and terrorism and national security issues.
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*** Fire, Police & Corrections Personnel Reporter ***


This issue has cases on Bill of Rights laws, Fair Labor Standards Act: overtime in general, disability discrimination, family and medical leave, 
race discrimination, retaliatory personnel action, and veterans and other preference laws.
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*** Jail and Prisoner Law Bulletin ***


This issue has cases on disability discrimination, inmate property, medical care, Prison Litigation Reform Act: "three strikes" rule, 
prisoner death/injury, prisoner restraint, strip searches, telephone access and usage, and therapeutic programs.
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4. Selected criminal law and procedure cases are at three other free websites.




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