AELE Law Enforcement Legal Center

Americans For Effective Law Enforcement, Inc.

Sheriff's Personnel ~ Jail Administrators ~ Prison Officials ~ Police Executives
City/County Attorneys ~ Corrections Professionals
Should attend . . . . . .



LAS VEGAS - JANUARY 24-26, 2005

This program qualifies for the Certified Litigation SpecialistTM designation.
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For future workshop dates and site information, call or write AELE.


Computer Research -
· AELE Web Site ~ Legal reseach tools ~ AELE links ~ Using the web

Policy Liability -
· Deliberate indifference ~ Role in litigation ~ Formal vs. Informal rules ~ Liability standards ~ Policymaking process ~ National standards ~ Accreditation ~ Privatization

Mail and Correspondence-
· Extent of rights ~ Kinds of mail ~ Legal mail and official mail ~ Incoming mail ~ Outgoing mail ~ Books, magazines, papers ~ Publisher only rules ~ Censorship ~ Packages

Litigation Preparation -
· Depositions and discovery ~ Testifying in court ~ Court procedures ~ Documents and reports

Prison Litigation Reform Act -
· Conditions claims ~ Limitations on court orders ~ Special masters and monitors ~ Attorney fee limitations ~ Frivolous litigation ~ Damage claims ~ Release orders ~ Procedural orders ~ Grievance procedures ~ Expenses and costs

Corrections Overview -
· Program introduction ~ Judicial philosophies ~ Trends in litigation ~ New developments

Classification Systems -
· What is classification ~ The classification process ~ Classification standards ~ Relationship to litigation ~ Relationship to protection

Use of Force / Violence Protection -
· Protection obligations ~ Risk evaluation ~ Staffing issues ~ Record keeping and documentation ~ Use of force standards ~ Prior incidents ~ Physical plan considerations

Prisoner Religious Rights -
· Liability standards ~ Determining a religion ~ Meetings ~ Religious articles ~ Facility regulations ~ Security and staff concerns

Conditions of Confinement -
· What is a conditions case ~ Legal standards ~ Population capacity ~ Facilities and services ~ Plans and construction ~ Litigation considerations ~ Essential services ~ Funding and resources ~ Remedies and strategies

Medical Care -
· Standard of care ~ Required services ~ Screening ~ Deliberate indifference ~ Dental services ~ Medical care ~ Mental health issues ~ Elective procedures ~ Medication ~ Cost ~ Private contractors ~ Medical protocols ~ Contagious diseases

Prisoner Discipline -
· Procedural rights ~ Notice requirements ~ Conduct of hearings ~ Hearing officers ~ Informants ~ Evidence standards ~ Burden of proof ~ Rules and regulations ~ Witnesses ~ The decision process ~ Appeals ~ Punishment

Suicides/In-Custody Deaths -
· Theories of liability ~ Profiles ~ Training issues ~ Prisoner screening ~ Prisoner observation ~ Isolation and protection ~ Medical treatment ~ Design and safety issues ~ Record keeping ~ Prior incidents

Theories of Liability -
· Administrators ~ Cruel and unusual punishment ~ Deliberate indifference ~ Improper detentions ~ Actions of escapees ~ Failure to protect ~ Federal civil rights ~ Policies and customs ~ Employer liability ~ Government liability ~ Issues for sheriffs

Use of Experts -
· Need for expert ~ Choosing an expert ~ What an expert does ~ Expert role in litigation ~ Facility evaluation ~ Working with experts ~ Expert compensation ~ Assisting in litigation ~ Tours and evaluations ~ Policy review and development

Litigation Concerns -
· Attorneys fees ~ Expenses ~ Governmental immunity ~ Individual immunity ~ Injunctions ~ Types of damages ~ Class actions ~ Representation and indemnity ~ Management concerns ~ Settle or litigate concerns

Management Concerns -
· Population control ~ Availability of services ~ Internal audits ~ Funding issues ~ Use of force policies ~ Needs analysis ~ Incident review ~ Physical plant ~ Staff supervision

REMARKS _______________________________

* All training will be held at the hotel facility. Registration is from 8:15 to 9:00 a.m. on Monday. Class hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, and 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

* Registration includes luncheons on Monday and Tuesday.

* Training or prior familiarity with legal procedures is not necessary. Instructional techniques are employed that will benefit both lawyers and lay personnel. Ample time will be allowed for questions. Participation by attendants is encouraged.

* The staff and speakers, as their schedules permit, will be available during the workshop to answer questions.

* Workshop attendance will be limited; seating will be arranged behind narrow tables to facilitate discussion. If a larger number of persons register than can be accommodated, those in geographical proximity will receive preference.


* Each attendant will be provided with a book containing copyrighted lecture outlins and case citations, plus a CD-ROM with in-depth articles written especially for this workshop. Attendants also get 30 days of online access to the subscriber-only areas of the AELe website (publications and 25 years of case summaries).

* Each attendant will receive a Certificate of Attendance.


* AELE has received approval for this course in Nevada and AELE has been approved as a California CLE provider. Other states with MCLE requirements have accredited this seminar in prior years.


* Jane Garvey ~
Serves in the legal office for the N.C. Department of Correction, primarily responsible for use of force, special teams, inmate medical care and other operational issues. She has over twenty years experience in the field, including ten years as an Assistant Attorney General defending the Department of Corrections in federal court and ten years as Legal Officer for the Wake County Sheriff's Office. She also served as a deputy sheriff and holds the Advance Law Enforcement Certificate. In addition to numerous in-house training programs, she has delivered extensive jail law courses on behalf of a national risk management provider.

* W. Ken Katsaris ~ Law enforcement and corrections training specialist and litigation consultant. Former Sheriff of Leon County, Florida (Tallahassee), responsible for operation of county jail. Former Assistant to Director, Fla. Dept. of Corrections. Prior service with St. Petersburg and Tallahassee Police Departments.

* Emory A. Plitt, Jr. (Course Director) ~ Judge, Harford County Circuit Court, Maryland; former General Counsel, Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services; former County Attorney and counsel to local sheriffs. Over 25 years experience in correctional litigation. Editor, Corrections Legal Defense Quarterly. 1994-2000.

* Ray Sabbatine ~ Retired Director of Detention, Lexington-Fayette County, Kentucky, a 700-adult, 60-juvenile facility. Consultant, National Institute of Corrections on classification and prisoner management systems. Former Project Manager, Kentucky Criminal Justice Standards and Goals Program.. Management consultant and expert witness in correctional litigation and prisoner classification.

* Wayne W. Schmidt (Staff Executive) ~ Executive Director of AELE, attorney and editor of Fire and Police Personnel Reporter.

(Because of trial schedule changes or other unplanned events, we may have to engage substitute speakers with similar knowledge and experience).

HOTEL _________________________

Upon registering with AELE you will receive an attendant's memo outlining the workshop activities. A limited number of rooms have been blocked at the conference hotel until  approximately 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING (Friday, January 2, 2004). Hotel reservations are the individual registrant's responsibility.

LAS VEGAS: In 2005, all AELE Las Vegas workshops will be held at Alexis Park Resort Hotel, 375 E. Harmon, Las Vegas, NV 89109.  Telephone: (702) 796-3354 or toll-free (800) 582-2228. Information about room rates will appear here shortly.

TUITION ________________________

$695.00 for the first person and $595.00 for each additional person from the same government agency or private employer (including the attorney for the entity), provided you register with AELE before December 13, 2004  for the 2005 Las Vegas Workshop.

There is a $20.00 surcharge for the first attendant after the date indicated; there is no surcharge for additional attendants up to the time the program begins.

* Registration includes luncheons on Monday and Tuesday. All meetings and luncheons will be held in the hotel facilities. Each attendant will be provided with a copyrighted set of materials and computer CD-ROM. Certificates will be presented to all registrants.


The tuition is fully refundable if cancellations are made before Monday January 17, 2005 for the 2005 Las Vegas workshop. Otherwise, a $75.00 cancellation fee will be charged per attendant. Upon written request, you may transfer your tuition to a future workshop.

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