31st Annual Institute of Trial Practice (ABOTA) 2021

Product ID: CA3163D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Co-produced with the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

A live trial demonstration

As criminal justice reform talks have picked up steam in the past several years, the legal doctrine of qualified immunity has come under increased scrutiny. Critics of the doctrine believe that qualified immunity has led to “near-zero accountability” for police officers accused of misconduct, while supporters argue that it’s necessary for officers to do their jobs without fear of being sued.1

As the legislature considers qualified immunity reform, open legal questions remain. The 31st Annual Institute of Trial Practice will examine qualified immunity in a case involving a "no-knock" search warrant.

Learn from the best

Veteran trial attorneys will argue the case before presiding judge Hon. Angela W. Sutkiewicz, Wisconsin ABOTA's 2020 Trial Judge of the Year. You’ll be able to observe expert litigators’ varying styles, techniques, and nuances during:

  • Opening statements
  • Direct and cross examinations of the plaintiff, defendant, and witnesses
  • Jury instructions
  • Closing arguments
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OnDemand seminar

Pricing

Member $329.00

Non-Member $429.00

Credits

10 CLE

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Co-produced with the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

A live trial demonstration

As criminal justice reform talks have picked up steam in the past several years, the legal doctrine of qualified immunity has come under increased scrutiny. Critics of the doctrine believe that qualified immunity has led to “near-zero accountability” for police officers accused of misconduct, while supporters argue that it’s necessary for officers to do their jobs without fear of being sued.1

As the legislature considers qualified immunity reform, open legal questions remain. The 31st Annual Institute of Trial Practice will examine qualified immunity in a case involving a "no-knock" search warrant.

Learn from the best

Veteran trial attorneys will argue the case before presiding judge Hon. Angela W. Sutkiewicz, Wisconsin ABOTA's 2020 Trial Judge of the Year. You’ll be able to observe expert litigators’ varying styles, techniques, and nuances during:

  • Opening statements
  • Direct and cross examinations of the plaintiff, defendant, and witnesses
  • Jury instructions
  • Closing arguments
Read More ↓

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  • Understand how to prosecute and defend a civil rights action involving law enforcement officers
  • Know types of damages that can be pursued in a civil rights action
  • Be prepared to depose and cross-examine medical experts and law enforcement officers
  • Identify whether qualified immunity applies in circumstances similar to this case’s facts
  • Civil & criminal litigators
  • Personal injury litigators
  • Tort lawyers
  • Insurance law practitioners
  • Government/municipal lawyers

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Save 20% on Wisconsin Trial Practice. Plus, all seminar attendees receive a free two-week trial of the Books UnBound® version.* Prepare for every stage of trial with step-by-step guidance on practices and procedures.
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A city police officer allegedly used an affidavit containing false information to obtain a no-knock search warrant on a Manteco resident’s (the Plaintiff's) home. Awakened by the unannounced forcible entry, the Plaintiff brandished a gun during execution of the search warrant and was subsequently shot multiple times by police officers.

The parties are disputing whether the police officer violated the Plaintiff’s civil rights by knowingly and recklessly disregarding the truth in the affidavit used to obtain the search warrant and whether the Plaintiff’s injuries were reasonable and foreseeable by the police officer at the time he made the false and misleading statements. The jury will be asked to determine liability.

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