Services for Members
NPAP offers a members-only listserv for sharing legal analysis, litigation strategy and information regarding expert witnesses and other topics. Our listserv has become a tremendous resource for members seeking feedback on case related topics and reaching out to colleagues. Leading civil rights lawyers from across the country participate in the listserv.
- CLE Seminars NPAP regularly organizes high quality CLE seminars in cities around the country. NPAP members can attend these seminars for a reduced registration fee.
- Brown Bag Lunches and Conference Call Roundtables
Whether at in-person brown bag lunches or conference call roundtables, the most experienced NPAP attorneys are regularly sharing their expertise at these special events. Conference call roundtables are often organized at short notice in response to request from members regarding ‘hot topic’ issues.
- NPAP Publications
20% off NPAP Thomson Reuters/West publications.
Opportunities to meet and work with the country’s most qualified police misconduct plaintiffs’ attorneys, experts and community groups.
- Referral Listing (*available to all NPAP member attorneys for an annual fee of $100)
- Section 1983 Subscription Series (*available for an additional annual fee) In addition, NPAP members can obtain case notes on §1983 compiled by nationally recognized legal expert Professor Karen Blum. These notes summarize recent §1983 decisions and are organized by jurisdiction and by subject (e.g., qualified immunity and the fourth amendment, municipal liability for improper hiring etc.). They offer attorneys a way to jumpstart research by finding crucial cases quickly. Professor Blum will update these notes quarterly. NPAP members may access these using a web browser for a yearly rate of $199. Please review the TOC of the Qualified Immunity Outline and the TOC of the Overview of Section 1983 Outline.
The NPAP maintains a national referral list of member attorneys who accept inquiries from victims of police misconduct seeking legal representation.
Our membership dues are a bargain! NLG members pay only $200 while non-members pay $225. Public Sector and Non-Profit attorneys, as well as legal workers and law students, can join for discounted rates. The project is a terrific resource for plaintiffs’ civil rights attorneys. When you join NPAP you will have access to an e-mail listserv which allows you to ask questions of hundreds of lawyers handling police misconduct cases including many of the best civil rights lawyers in the country. In addition, members can attend our CLE programs for discounted rates. Finally, NPAP provides the unique opportunity to network with police misconduct attorneys nationwide.
Linda Friedman Ramirez, a Florida lawyer and member, says, “There is no better way you will spend the miniscule $150 in dues for access to a pool of expert civil rights litigators, many of whom will answer your email within hours of posting a question.”
“NPAP is a fantastic resource for both the novice and veteran police misconduct and prisoner rights lawyer, providing instant access to some of the top experts in the field,” says Paul Wright, editor of Prison Legal News.
Cynthia Anderson-Barker, a California attorney and longtime member of NPAP, says: “I joined NPAP to be part of a network of committed human rights advocates and I have found the listserve to be more than beneficial to my practice.”