January 2018 AELE case notes, publications, and seminars alert


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1.    New AELE Monthly Law Journal article:

          An Introduction to Qualified Immunity as a Defense in Prisoner Civil Rights Litigation – Part 2, 2018 (1) AELE Mo. L. J. 301. 

          View at http://www.aele.org/law/2018all01/2018-01MLJ301.pdf

     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: http://www.aele.org/menu-jail.html
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 http://www.aele.org/cls-info.html

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: http://www.aele.org/menu-lethal.html


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 January 2018 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: http://www.aele.org/law


*** Law Enforcement Liability Reporter ***


This issue has cases on assault and battery, domestic violence/child abuse, false arrest/imprisonment: warrant, false arrest/imprisonment: unlawful

detention, firearms related: intentional use, First Amendment, interrogation, and wire/video recording by public.

View at http://www.aele.org/law/2018all01/LR2018JAN.html


*** Fire, Police & Corrections Personnel Reporter ***


This issue has cases on collective bargaining, First Amendment related, handicap/abilities discrimination, national security issues and security clearances,

race discrimination, race: reverse discrimination, religious discrimination, and retirement rights and benefits.

View at http://www.aele.org/law/2018all01/FP2018JAN.html


*** Jail and Prisoner Law Bulletin ***


This issue has cases on access to courts/legal info, defenses: statute of limitations, disability discrimination, mail, medical care, Prison Litigation Reform

Act: "Three Strikes" rule, religion, retaliation, segregation: administration, and youthful prisoners.

View at http://www.aele.org/law/2018all01/JB2018JAN.html


4. Selected criminal law and procedure cases are at three other free websites.










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3. Jail and prisoner legal issues at http://www.aele.org/law/Digests/jailmenu.html

4. Electronic control weapons case summaries at http://www.aele.org/law/Digests/ECWcases.html


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