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  • Description

    With increasing reports of excessive violence and incidences of death, police misconduct and police reform are hot button issues right now. This CLE course will present the federal civil right litigation that involve the police and the constitutional standards which govern the police and police conduct.

    The course will explain how the civil justice system is attempting to achieve greater accountability and the tools that attorney can use to evaluate the viability of civil rights claims. The course will also offer a comprehensive update on Fourteenth Amendment fair trial jurisprudence and its potential consequences.

  • Instructor Bio

    Douglas Lieb

    Doug Lieb is a founding partner of Kaufman Lieb Lebowitz & Frick LLP, a litigation boutique in New York City with an emphasis on civil rights. His practice focuses on wrongful conviction, excessive force, and false arrest cases. In addition to achieving favorable verdicts at trial and substantial settlements for individual clients, he has achieved important results in litigation designed to change government policy, including a ban on transferring New York City pretrial detainees to an upstate jail where they were abused.

    Before founding KLLF, Doug practiced for several years at another leading civil rights firm in New York. He previously served as a law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, where his docket included federal police misconduct litigation. He is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he was the editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal. He began his legal career in public defense in Washington and capital defense in Texas. He is admitted to practice in New York, California, and federal courts throughout the country.