Managing High Profile Litigation: Best Practices for Government Lawyers
1 PM EDT
When public entities are sued, their actions are not only scrutinized in the litigation process but often in the media and the public eye. This presentation will provide tips for how lawyers who represent public entities can best manage the litigation process both internally and externally, set against the backdrop of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct including Model Rules 3.6 (trial publicity); Model Rule 3.8 (f) (special responsibilities of a prosecutor); Model Rule 8.2 (criticism of judges), and Model Rule 8.4 (c) and (d) (misconduct).
Attendees will learn about:
· the unique challenges facing public entities including the intersection with open records laws and the Freedom of Information Act,
· the need to align political, policy and litigation goals, and
· free speech protections for public employees.
v Gregory Brooker, Esq., Assistant United States Attorney, Minneapolis, MN
v Liani Reeves, Esq., Of Counsel, Bullard Law, Portland, OR