Civil Rights and Government Tort Liability Seminar


Thursday, February 2, 2012 - Sunday, February 3, 2013


R. Jeffery Lowe, Kightlinger & Gray LLP; Charles F. Abernathy, Georgetown Univ Law Ctr; Hon. Lisa Godbey Wood, U.S. Dist Ct for the Southern Dist of Georgia; Chad L. Staller, Center for Forensic Economic Studies


Eden Roc Renaissance
4525 Collins Avenue
Miami, FL 33140
United States



member $745 nonmember $975


day one8 am-6 pm, day two 8 am-3:30 pm

CLE Credits:

12.5 hrs



The Voice of the Defense Bar has scheduled this two-day conference: day one begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m., and day two starts at 8:00 a.m. and the conference ends at 3:30 p.m.

For this 25th anniversary program, DRI has compiled an expert array of presenters who will provide attendees with a wealth of practical information. The conference will open with Dean Karen M. Blum, Suffolk University Law School, who will update practitioners on entity and supervisory liability and focus on two important Supreme Court decisions and what they mean for the defense of municipal liability claims. Another segment will be presented by Professor Charles F. Abernathy, Georgetown University Law Center, who will discuss recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions and how they impact the municipal lawyer’s practice.

The seminar will provide participants with practical litigation strategies for complex issues in both damages and liability, including creative litigation strategies for pro se litigants and use and defense of a forensic economist in Section 193 litigation.

The seminar will conclude with a debate titled Human Factors to Lethal Force Encounters: Experts in Use of Force Policy and Incident Adjudication, with Geoffrey Albert, University of South Carolina, and Scott Sargent, Force Science Institute.

Among the other speakers are Hon. Lisa Godbey Wood, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia; Chad A. Staller, Center for Forensic Economic Studies; and R. Jeffrey Lowe, Knightlinger & Gray LLP.



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