Part 1: In this practical webinar, you will explore the first steps in successful litigation of a high-frequency police liability case – for both the plaintiff and defense.

You will learn the following based on a review of a hypothetical fact pattern:

  • How to select a winning plaintiff’s case
  • How to draft representation agreements
  • How to identify the legal claims and defenses
  • How to preserve records and evidence
  • How to interview police officer clients
  • How to prepare your complaint or answer

Upon course completion, you will be able to:

  • Determine whether the plaintiff has a case you want to take
  • Identify legal issues in a high-frequency case under Section 1983
  • Draft a representation agreement for plaintiffs or defendants
  • Collect and preserve police records
  • Avoid conflicts of interest in representing multiple defendants
  • Interview police witnesses and gain their confidence
  • Craft a plaintiff’s complaint that withstands a motion to dismiss
  • Prepare an answer for defendants that raises affirmative defenses

Programs to follow will cover discovery, evidence, and motions; and pre-trial, trial, and post-trial from the plaintiff’s and defense perspective.

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Faculty Member
Wayne C. Beyer

Wayne C. Beyer is an experienced litigator, author, presenter, and former administrative appeals judge. Mr. Beyer has served as lead counsel in over 300 police misconduct and corrections cases. He was an assistant corporation counsel (later, assistant attorney general) for the District of Columbia. Previously, he was outside counsel to New Hampshire’s municipal self-insurance pool, when he represented most of the state’s police, sheriff’s departments, and county jails. He is the author of the treatise Police Misconduct: A Practitioner’s Guide to Section 1983 (JURIS 2018), and numerous law review and magazine articles. He has also presented on § 1983 at national programs for the Georgetown University Law Center, Defense Research Institute, ABA, and Federal Judicial Center (for District and Magistrate Judges). Mr. Beyer holds degrees from Dartmouth College, Harvard University, and Georgetown University Law Center.

CLE Credits (Law)

Credit Value Type Format
NALA - - Credit not available
NFPA - - Credit not available
AL 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
AK 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
AR Not Available General
On-Demand/Recording
AZ 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
CA 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
CO 1.8 General
On-Demand/Recording
CT 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
DE 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
FL 2 General
On-Demand/Recording
GA 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
HI 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
IA 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
ID 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
IL 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
IN 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
KS Not Available General
On-Demand/Recording
KY 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
LA 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
ME 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
MN 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
MO 1.8 General
On-Demand/Recording
MS Not Available General
On-Demand/Recording
MT 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
NC 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
ND 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
NE 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
NH 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
NJ 1.8 General
On-Demand/Recording
NM 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
NV 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
NY 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
OH 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
OK 2 General
On-Demand/Recording
OR 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
PA 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
RI 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
SC Not Available General
On-Demand/Recording
TN 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
TX 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
UT 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
VA Not Available General
On-Demand/Recording
VT 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
WA 1.5 Law and Legal Procedure
On-Demand/Recording
WI 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
WV 1.8 General
On-Demand/Recording
WY 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording

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