NPAP New Orleans CLE - Civil Rights in Custody: Prison, Jail, and Police Detention

Join us in New Orleans on Feb. 14 and 15th for a CLE Seminar entitled "Civil Rights in Custody: Prison, Jail, and Police Detention." Exclusive Hilton hotel rates available at  If you have particular financial needs and/or cost is a barrier to attendance, please reach out to


Friday, February 14

9:00 Introduction - Rachel Pickens

9:15 Perspectives on Litigating Custodial Issues - Paul Wright

10:00 Litigating a Prison Rape Case - Prof. Andrea Armstrong + Laura Ives 

11:00 Break

11:15 Intake and Ethical Issues - Frances Carpenter + Susan Vivoli 

12:15 Lunch (Lunch Speaker: Lydia Wright, Forced Employment for ICE Detainees)

1:45 Issues Related to Solitary Confinement - Mathew Coyte 

2:45 PLRA and Habeas Actions, Exhausting Administrative Remedies and Other Requirements - John Boston + William Most

3:45 Break

4:00 Overdose and Withdrawal from Drugs in a Custodial Setting - Michael Bien + Emma Freudenberger 

5:00 Q & A with Michael Avery

5:30 Close and Travel to Party

6:00 Reception at the home of Michael Avery and Jill Comeaux


Saturday, February 15

9:00 Excessive Force by Corrections Officers and Failure to Protect Prisoners from Inmate Violence - Dan Manville + Craig Jones 

10:00 Litigating Medical Care in Prison - Garrett Dereus, Mercedes Montagnes + John Adcock

11:00 Break

11:15 Consent Decrees - Alexandra Freedman Smith + Emily Washington 

12:15 Concluding Q & A Session - Various speakers on panel to answer questions

February 14th, 2020 9:00 AM   through   February 15th, 2020 12:30 PM
2022 St. Bernard Ave
Building C
New Orleans, LA 70116
United States

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Event Fee(s)
NPAP/NLG attorney; Non-profit attorney $ 275.00
Non-affiliated attorney $ 325.00
NPAP/NLG legal worker; New attorney (less than 4 years of experience) $ 150.00
Law student; Activist $ 50.00

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