National Center for Jail Operations Webinar Series

The NCJO has recently released its 2018 Webinar Series Schedule. There are two separate webinar tracks: Legal Issues in Today's Jails and Employment Law.

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Upcoming NCJO Webinars

Legal Issues in Today's Jails: Search and Seizure

April 18 @ 12pm Eastern

The United States Supreme Court has given great guidance regarding searches in the custodial setting of a jail distinct from the search requirements used for law enforcement.  A thorough review of the leading Supreme Court decisions and their applications will be discussed.  Searches of clothing, property, cells and personal searches to include pat and strip searches will be the focus of this webinar.

Presenter: Carrie Hill, esq., Director, NCJO

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Employment Law: FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) for Public Employers

April 25 @ 12pm Eastern

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

Presenter: Rick Hodsdon, esq., General Counsel, Minnesota Sheriffs Association, Saint Paul, MN

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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.

Presenter: Carrie Hill, esq., Director, NCJO

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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.

Presenter: Rick Hodsdon, esq., General Counsel, Minnesota Sheriffs Association, Saint Paul, MN

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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.

Presenter: Carrie Hill, esq., Director, NCJO

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Employment Law: 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

Presenter: Rick Hodsdon, esq., General Counsel, Minnesota Sheriffs Association, Saint Paul, MN

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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.

Presenter: Carrie Hill, esq., Director, NCJO

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Employment Law: 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

Presenter: Rick Hodsdon, esq., General Counsel, Minnesota Sheriffs Association, Saint Paul, MN

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UPCOMING NCJO WEBINARS

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

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

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

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

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

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