DO NOT USE - Representing Incarcerated Plaintiffs - Video Replay Denver

June 2020
Representing Incarcerated Plaintiffs During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Co-sponsored by the Colorado Bar Association Civil Rights Section
- Explore a new practice area or expand your knowledge of civil rights practice as it applies to jails, prisons, and detention centers
- Hear from attorneys currently litigating COVID-19 relate cases on behalf of people incarcerated in prisons, jails, and detention centers
- Find out about pro bono opportunities
Program Description:
This program will dive into substantive topics crucial to defending these individual's rights as it applies to jails, prisons, and detention centers, including what challenges have arisen during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Overview of civil rights claims
- Litigation and advocacy as they relate to COVID-19
- Intersection of criminal defense and prisoners’ rights
- An in-depth look at the Prison Litigation Reform Act
- Available pro bono prisoners’ rights cases
Please note that all home studies will be available approximately 2 weeks after the date of the LIVE program.         

9:00 – 9:05 a.m.
Presented by Marlow B. Hooper, Esq., and Danielle C. Jefferis, Esq.
9:05 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.
Overview of Civil Rights Claims Arising in Jails, Prisons, and Detention Centers
Presented by Professor Nicole B. Godfrey, Esq., LLM, Olivia Kohrs, Esq., and Zachary Warren, Esq.
10:05 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  
The Prison Litigation Reform Act
Presented by Haley DiRenzo, Esq., and Jenipher Jones, Esq.
11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Q&A/ Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
COVID-19 Litigation and Advocacy in Prisons, Jails, and Detention Centers
Presented by Tim Fox, Esq., Anna Holland Edwards, Esq., David Maxted, Esq., and Alexandra Parrott, Esq.
12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Discussion of Available Pro Bono Panel Prisoners’ Rights Cases and Other Types of Prisoner Advocacy
Presented by Edward Butler, Esq., and Aurora L. Randolph, Esq.
1:00 p.m.
Location Information
S1 - East Huddle Room
1290 Broadway Street, 17th Floor
Denver, CO 80203
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Registration Fees
Non Member $229.00
CBA Member $199.00
CBA Civil Rights Section Member $179.00
CBA Young Lawyers Division $99.00
New Lawyer Edge Partner $0.00
  • General Credits: 8.00
  • Ethics Credits: 1.00
Start Date - End Date
May 20, 2020
Start Time - End Time
9:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Event Location
S1 - East Huddle Room
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Featuring a Panel Presentation on Civil Rights Lawyering from the Client’s Perspective. Hear from—
  • Seifullah Chapman, a former U.S. marine who was released from prison 10 years into his 65-year prison sentence. The same federal judge in Virginia who originally sentenced Chapman vacated his sentence on terrorism charges in light of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that shifted how the law defines violent crime.
  • Lindsay Saunders-Velez, a transgender woman who was an inmate in the men’s prison in Cañon City. She sued the Colorado State Prison system after being raped multiple times. She settled her case for $170,000.
  • Sean Taylor, who was released from prison in 2011. Governor Bill Ritter commuted his sentence after Mr. Taylor served 22 years for the murder of 17-year old Dean Rahim. Mr. Taylor works at the Second Chance Center helping former inmates stay out of prison and on the right path.