National Center for Jail Operations - Legal Issues Webinar Series



Presented by Carrie Hill, esq., Director, NCJO

Legal Issues in Today’s Jail: Medical Care
June 27, 2018 @ 1:00pm Eastern

The duty to provide medical care is one of the greatest challenges within any institution with inmates presenting with high rates of chronic, complex illnesses, drug and alcohol abuse and mental illness. This webinar will focus on the leading Supreme Court decision of Estelle v. Gamble, which established the standard by which all medical claims are evaluated under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.

Legal Issues in Today’s Jail: Use of Force
July 11, 2018 @ 12:00pm Eastern

The use of force is one of the leading areas of litigation in corrections.  Understanding and articulating the legal requirements is critical in determining whether the force was objectively reasonable (pretrial inmates) or was applied in a good faith effort to maintain and restore order (convicted inmates).  This webinar will review the leading Supreme Court decisions in the area of use of force, focusing on the report writing instrument used by both the deputy involved in the force and also as a tool in reviewing the use of force regardless of the inmate’s status.


Presented by Rick Hodsdon, esq., General Counsel, Minnesota Sheriffs Association, Saint Paul, MN

Giglio, Brady and Discipline Disclosures: What Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Need to Know
RESCHEDULED: June 20, 2018 @ 1:00pm Eastern 

The topic of discipline and disclosure to prosecutors and criminal defense counsel is one of growing significance. This presentation will cover the constitutional background, application to discipline issues, consequences of discipline, management options and national trends

What Justice Professionals Need to Know about First Amendment Speech and the Public Sector
RESCHEDULED: August 29, 2018 @ 1:00pm Easter

Presentation will address constitutional background, discipline, liability, off duty conduct, social media related issues and national trends in liability and discipline