On June 27, the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Indiana will host a CLE seminar on medical issues in prisoner litigation. Medical claims by prisoners are some of the most interesting and prevalent cases for which lawyers are recruited to provide representation to indigent plaintiffs. This seminar will provide substantive legal training and will be geared to assist court-recruited counsel in prisoner medical care cases.
Lawyers recently appointed by the court to represent a prisoner and those interested in accepting pro bono appointments are strongly encouraged to attend this special seminar. Please forward this announcement to everyone in your firm. All are welcome whether they are currently working on a case or not.
This free seminar will be held at the Chase Tower, 111 Monument Circle, in downtown Indianapolis. It will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. Four hours of CLE credit, including one hour of ethics credit, are anticipated.
This program will be led by the Hon. Judge Magnus-Stinson; Magistrate Judge Dinsmore; Monica Foster, Chief Federal Defender; and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jill Julian and Jon Bont. Practitioners Alice Morical and Jan Michelsen share their experiences, and opportunities to get involved will be presented.
Please submit the following information to Mary Ellen Henn at Mary_Ellen_Henn@insd.uscourts.gov to register: name; firm or organization; email address; attorney registration number; and phone number. Limited space is available, so please register soon to reserve a seat.
If you have any questions, contact Kristine Seufert, Pro Bono Coordinator, at 317.229.3950.
For more information, read: "Southern District programs for pro se parties help litigants, attorneys and the court" by Hon. Tim A. Baker, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis, Ind., Res Gestae, Indiana State Bar Association, April 2014