Presented by Carrie Hill, esq., Director, NCJO

Legal Issues in Today’s Jail: Conditions of Confinement
May 16, 2018 @ 12:00pm Eastern

The Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment protects against the deprivation of an inmate’s essential human needs to include but not limited to food, clothing, medical care, exercise, sanitation, the duty to provide reasonable protection and other health and safety threatening conditions.

This webinar will review the United States Supreme Court decisions regarding conditions of confinement, specifically analyzing the deliberate indifference test and how it presents in a correctional setting.

Legal Issues in Today’s Jail: Medical Care
June 13, 2018 @ 12:00pm 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

Employment Law: FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) for Public Employers
April 25, 2018 @ 12:00pm Eastern

Key terms and definitions, who is covered, requirements for leave and reinstatement, intermittent leave, liability reduction options and reduction of leave abuse.

Employment Law: ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and Public Employment
May 23, 2018 @ 12:00pm Eastern

This webinar will go over a brief history of the Act; key terms such as disabled, reasonable accommodation, interactive process, and essential job functions; and liability reduction options.

Giglio/Brady and Discipline
June 20, 2018 @ 12:00pm 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

First Amendment Speech and Public Sector
July 25, 2018 @ 12:00pm Eastern

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