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Civil Litigation Panel Volunteer Training Materials

The District Court’s Civil Litigation Panel (CLP) provides for pro bono counsel for litigants referred by the Court for appointment of counsel.  Membership on the panel is open to all who are admitted to practice before this Court. Panel membership can afford opportunities for full-scope representation, which often includes cases ready for trial, and/or opportunities for limited-scope representation, such as settlement conferences before Magistrate Judges. Cases in which representation is needed generally involve prisoner rights and civil rights.  Information on how to apply for CLP membership is available here, and the application is available here.  Periodic training is offered to volunteers or those who may be interested in volunteering, and training materials and videos are available below.

Civil Litigation Panel Volunteer Training – April 14, 2021

Video of Training & Presentations
Video of Prison Operations, Procedure, and Culture
Presenter Bios:
   Ivelisse Bonilla
   Jodie W. Brown
   Michael Gottfried
   Judge Charles R. Pyle
Presentation Materials:
   Program Overview – Types of Pro Bono Appointments
   Prison Operations, Procedure, and Culture 
   Civil Rights Law Overview I
   Civil Rights Law Overview II 
   Positive Experiences I
   Positive Experiences II
   Employment Law Overview
   Social Security Overview