Prisoners’ Advocates Conference

Prison litigation presents unique challenges.  For those interested in learning from experienced practitioners, the Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans, LA has organized a Feb. 7-8 conference in New Orleans to address specific topics around the pitfalls and rewards of litigating cases on behalf of prisoners.

The conference will include panels on topics such as “Reform and Litigation Strategies,” “Special Populations: LGBT,” “The Reemergence of Debtors’ Prisons,” “Administrative Segregation,” “Organizing, Politics & Litigation,” “the ADA,” “The Role of the Client in Litigation,” “Private Prisons,” “PREA Implementation,” and “Litigation Remedies.”

Confirmed speakers include Jon Loevy of Loevy & Loevy, Attorneys at Law, who will be speaking on the panel dealing with “Damages Actions.”  Other Chicagoans participating in the event include Alan Mills and Brian Nelson of the Uptown Peoples Law Office.

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