Whether you are on the plaintiff’s or the defense side, you must engage in critical decision making through the life of a Section 1983 case (and any case for that matter). Presenter Wayne Beyer, who is a litigator, author, presenter, and former administrative appeals judge, will prepare you for the challenge. This practical webinar will take you through a high exposure death case and walk you through the fifteen critical decisions you and your opponent will have to make, including:
Case selection for the plaintiff
Discovery issues and expert retention for both sides
Timing and contents for dispositive motions
Best time to talk settlement
Pretrial motions on evidentiary issues
Selection of a jury that favors your side
Presentation and cross-examination of key witnesses
Winning a closing argument
Qualified immunity issue to the judge and jury
Structure of the special verdict form
Post-trial motion if you need to file one
Fee petition for the prevailing plaintiff
Background materials, checklists, tips, and forms to use in your practice
Wayne C. Beyer is a litigator, author, presenter, and former administrative appeals judge. He has been lead counsel in over 300 police misconduct cases, including dozens of jury trials, involving Fourth Amendment excessive force, false arrest, illegal search, fatal shootings, positional asphyxia, cell suicide, pursuits, failure to render medical assistance, failure to protect, First Amendment, malicious prosecution, and wrongful conviction. Beyer was an assistant attorney general for the District of Columbia (previously called assistant corporation counsel) and outside counsel to New Hampshire’s Property and Liability Insurance Trust. He has been a presenter at national programs for Georgetown University Law Center, Defense Research Institute, the American Bar Association and the Federal Judicial Center for District and Magistrate Judges, and more recently for numerous webinar providers. Beyer is the author of law review and magazine articles on police misconduct, including the 1,540-page treatise and handbook, Police Misconduct: A Practitioner’s Guide to Section 1983, available from Juris Publishing at http://www.jurispub.com/ Bookstore/United-States/Police-Misconduct.html. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Sheriffs Association, and Police Executive Research Forum. He was an associate and partner at prominent New Hampshire law firms; chief of staff U.S. General Services Administration; and he rendered 750 final decisions on employment and labor issues for the Executive Branch of the United States Government as member, chairman, chief judge, U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Review Board and member Federal Labor Relations Authority. Beyer holds degrees from Dartmouth College, Harvard University, and Georgetown University Law Center.
Knowledgeable on the law, and had great jury trial perspectives and suggestions!
Great guide to handling a 1983 case. Great examples. Easy to follow.
loved the walkthrough of the presentation using the starting hypothetical.
Very timely topic and information
very thorough presentation - enjoyed it a great deal - exceptional
Very comprehensive presentation of evidence and procedure in law enforcement liability trials under 42 U.S.C. sec. 1983
Excellent and practical.
One of the best CLE's I have attended
Superb course with loads of content
Great ethics course for Pa and NYC attorneys; enjoyed immensley!
Exceptionally strong and qualified presenter. Thank you!
Engaging speaker - the 90 minutes went by fast
This course was great and attorney Beyer is brilliant. I will consider buying his book!!1!
I liked the examples
He was an exquisitely good speaker! Best I've seen all year and probably in several years! A man worth meeting in person.
Mr. Beyer's presentation was excellent! I have litigated several 1983 claims and am thrilled to have additional resources. Highly recommend this course .