In this course, the first of a multi-part series on litigating civil rights cases, Ameer Benno, a New York City-based civil rights attorney, explains the case intake and evaluation process, walking the viewer through the initial, but critically important, steps that should be taken by plaintiff’s counsel in all civil rights cases. These include conducting a proper client interview, drafting an appropriate retainer agreement, conducting pre-action investigation, determining the proper forum in which to bring the action, and complying with all prerequisites to filing the lawsuit.
I. Recognize how to conduct a client intake interview
II. Understand the legal and ethical requirements of a civil rights retainer agreement
III. Comprehend how to conduct a post-intake investigation, so as to identify the proper parties, claims, potential defenses, and time limitations, and to preserve essential evidence
IV. Become acquainted with the legal prerequisites to commencing an action
V. Gain insight on how to determine whether to bring the action in state or federal court
Great presenter. Clear and concise!
very well done. informative, concise, good speaking style.
very good presentation.
Very good. I wasn't familiar before. I also like the presenter. I have taken several courses from him.
Very thorough. Excellent slides and supplemental aids. Especially good insight into intake form and retainer letter. Was delightfully enlightened.
Great information and handouts.
Nobody's better than Benno !
Very informative presentation, thank you.
Excellent nuts and bolts presentation.
Looking forward to the next editions in the series.
Excellent course, easy to listen to presenter.
very good coverage of intake interview, and retainer agreements ...
I look forward the next ones.
Great presenter! Knowledgeable and engaging with real life examples that made the material more accessible.
Incredibly well prepared speaker.
Excellent presentation. Presenter was very knowledgeable about subject matter, and the materials are thorough.
Very substantive materials, one of the best sets I have received
GREAT SPEASKER GREAT WRITTEN MATERIAL
Very organized and informative presentation.
Informative and well presented course
I found this course and presenter excellent. In general, I do not practice civil litigation (though I do government claims, which have elements of civil litigation), but much of the information such as dealing with clients at the onset of representation and retainer agreements can cross over to my practice.
Covered far more material in 60 minutes than other programs do in 2 hours.
Good tips - especially with client agreements.
Excellent! One of the very best CLEs, highly informational and the included documents are awesome!
Excellent and informative presentation!!! Far more complex and demanding than one might think!! Critical information regarding Retainer Agreement and Prerequisites to Lawsuits--one had better comply with the exhaustion of remedies requirements or you're going to get your case thrown out!!!
The presenter is quite clearly experienced and thorough. Excellent seminar.
Very interesting and will watch the next part of this series.
Ameer's presentations should be taken by all practicing attorneys
This is a great series. I started with parts 3 and 4 and am now going back to parts 1 and 2.
I think it was a good idea to segment this topic into multiple seminars.
Excellent supplemental materials.
Excellent course. Excellent speaker.
Very clear and concise presentation.
Great resource material
Excellent practical advice in addition to the law and procedure
Excellent and even indispensable introduction to this area of practice
I liked Ameer's style.
Very well done.
This is an excellent course for every lawyer, and the presenter is very knowledgeable and engaging.
Very energized but thoughtful delivery and great materials.
Very thorough presentation
Highly comprehensive and useful how to information