Michigan CLE - Civil Rights Courses

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  • 99 Years & Counting: Genocide, Human Rights, Cyber Terrorism, and International Crimes

    At the young age of 27, Benjamin Ferencz was assigned what would be the pivotal case of his career, and a turning point in the international legal system – the Nuremberg Trials – where as Chief Prosecutor he successfully convicted 22 Nazi defendants for their participation in the murder of millions of victims during World War II. In this riveting CLE course, Ferencz celebrates his 100th birthday and a lifetime of devotion to the international criminal justice system, while looking at the evoluti... More Info

    2.5General Credits
  • A Primer of Florida Defamation Law: Issues and Pitfalls

    There are many nuances to Florida Defamation Law. This CLE course will explain those nuances with a specific focus on identifying viable cases, the value of those cases and the work that must be done in order to overcome the litigation issues that are unique to Florida Law Defamation cases. The course will explain the many elements of defamation, defense options, statute of limitations and special media defendants. The status of contemporary case law and how courts are determining the relation... More Info

    1General Credit
  • ADA, ADAAA and EEOC Regulations

    The ADA and the ADAAA are notoriously difficult to understand and comply with, especially given the EEOC’s extensive regulations designed to ensure legal compliance. This CLE course will offer an in-depth explanation of the law and how to define disability within the construct of the ADA. The course will address the issue of reasonable accommodation for employees as well other pressing issues such as remote work, undue burden and how to navigate the interactive process of the ADA.... More Info

    1General Credit
  • Anatomy of a False Arrest and Excessive Force Case under Section 1983: Part 1

    Today’s police department is under intense and ever-increasing scrutiny. Whether you are on the side of the plaintiff or the defendant, this CLE course will provide a comprehensive overview of how to manage the first steps in a successful litigation of a police liability case. The course, the first in a series, is based on a hypothetical fact pattern and will explain how to select a case, identify the legal claims, avoid conflicts of interest, draft presentation agreements, interview police of... More Info

    1.75General Credits
  • Anatomy of a False Arrest and Excessive Force Case under Section 1983: Part 2

    The second in a series on high frequency police liability, this CLE course focuses on the files created by law enforcement, where they are stored and which ones to ask for. Defense protection of files as well as a checklist of discovery the defendant should obtain from the plaintiff will be discussed as well as a list of the fifteen most important evidentiary issues and how to present or limit the weight of the opinions of experts on police practices. The course will also explain the top ten m... More Info

    1.75General Credits
  • Anatomy of a False Arrest and Excessive Force Case under Section 1983: Part 3

    The third in a series, this CLE course provides a review of pre-trial, trial and post-trial for high frequency police liability cases. The course is based on a hypothetical fact pattern and explains how to evaluate your case, prepare for final-pre-trial conference and presentation of witnesses. Jury selection, master examination and cross-examination of liability and damages witnesses will be explained and tips and strategies for memorable openings and closings will be presented. Special jury... More Info

    1.75General Credits
  • Asylum Basics: What you Need to Know to Handle an Asylum Case from Start to Finish

    Asylum cases are not cut and dried and range from the fairly straightforward to the incredibly complex. This CLE course will provide attorneys with basic knowledge about the asylum process as well as how to handle applications from the beginning of the process through its conclusion. The course will explain how to differentiate the level of complexity in different types of cases as well as the nuances of how persecution is defined by the INA. Drawing upon current case law as well as judicial o... More Info

    2.25General Credits
  • Basics of Federal Employment Law: A Quick Drone Flyover of Title VII

    Designed to offer a comprehensive overview and introduction to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the federal anti-discrimination law, specifically Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the American with Disabilities Act, the course will explain the major pieces of legislation, the scope of their coverage, requirements for filing a complaint of discrimination and the remedies provided. The course will present major Supreme Court cases as well as a summary of claims of di... More Info

    1.5General Credits
  • Campus Civil Rights: The Tension Between The First Amendment and Hostile Environment Proscriptions

    The free exchange of ideas and freedom of expression are a trademark of American education. Yet there have been no shortages of conflicts on college campuses over how far those freedoms can go. The constitutional basis for the obligation of free expression is not so simple. Moreover, public and private institutions are not under the same obligations, nor are all programs within an institution. Even where the Constitution is applicable, the freedoms are not absolute. Universities are no... More Info

    1General Credit
  • Cannabis Legalization in New York State: Selected Issues

    The legalization of cannabis throughout the US is no longer the shocking news it once was, and yet it is still not a sure thing. This CLE course will focus on the movement towards legalization in New York, and yet ended in the failure of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act. The course will explore the many conflicts regarding the language proposed as well as the regulatory models for the cannabis market. The role of local government as well as its relationship to New York State, will als... More Info

    1.25General Credits
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