Training

  • Training: Section 1983
    Fundamentals of Section 1983

    Mike Bersani and Michael Condon, Fundamentals of Section 1983 Litigation: Common Claims, Defenses and Immunities, a presentation at CCMSI (Nov. 2016). Click to read more.

    religious rights

    Chuck Hervas and Yordana Wysocki, Religious Rights in Jails: Defending Correctional Staff Under RLUIPA, a seminar at the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Civil Law Conference for Illinois State’s Attorneys (Sept. 30, 2016). Click to read more.

    section_1983_update_2016

    Mike Bersani, Section 1983 Trending Issues and Recent Case Law, a presentation at Tokio Marine HCC Public Risk Attorney Claims Seminar (2016). Click to read more.

    section_1983_qualified_immunity_trends

    Mike Bersani and Yordana Wysocki, Qualified Immunity Trends in Section 1983 Litigation, a presentation at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Illinois Institute of Local Government Law (Feb. 2016). Click to read more.

    section_1983_update_2015

    Mike Bersani, Section 1983 Liability: Case Law Update, a presentation at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Illinois Institute of Local Government Law (Feb. 2015). Click to read more.

    Section_1983_ caselaw_trends_2014

    Mike Bersani, Section 1983 Litigation: Case Law and Trends, a presentation at the 21st Annual Conference of the Illinois Institute of Local Government Law (Feb. 2014). Click to read more.

    medicare_claims_inmate

    Michael Condon, Deliberate Indifference to Medical Care Claims in Inmate Litigation, a seminar for Illinois Sheriff’s Association – 2014 Chief Deputy/Jail Administrator Conference (2014). Click to read more.

    liability_risk_for_law_enforcement

    Chuck Hervas, Liability Risks for the Law Enforcement Supervisor – A Trial Lawyer’s Perspective, Illinois Sheriff’s Association, Chief Deputy/Jail Administrator Conference (Mar. 2014). Click to read more.

    preservation_electronic_evidence

    Mike Bersani, Matthew Hafeli and Anthony Becknek, Preservation of Electronic Evidence and Spoliation Issues Class of One, a presentation at HCC Public Risk Attorney Claims Seminar (2013). Click to read more.

    prelitigation_concerns_digital_discovery

    Mike Bersani, Matthew Hafeli and Anthony Becknek, Pre-Litigation Concerns in the Age of Electronic Discovery, a presentation at the Illinois Institute of Local Government Law, Fall Conference (2013). Click to read more.

    civil_rights_update_2013

    Mike Bersani, Civil Rights Update, a presentation at 20th Annual Conference of the Illinois Institute of Local Government Law (Feb. 2013). Click to read more.

    equal_opportunity_claims

    Mike Bersani, “Class of One” Equal Protection Claims: Confusion and Uncertainty Post Olech and Engquist, a presentation at the annual Attorney Seminar for HCC Public Risk Agency (Sept. 2012). Click to read more.

    section_1983_update_2012

    Mike Bersani, Section 1983 Civil Rights Update, presentation at the 19th Annual Conference of the Illinois Institute of Local Government Law (Feb. 2012). Click to read more.

    jail_suicide_liability

    Michael Condon and Mike Bersani, Jail Suicide Liability: Trends, Standards, and Caselaw, a presentation for Illinois Sheriff’s Association Chief Deputy/Jail Administrator Conference (Apr. 2011). Click to read more.

    section_1983_update

    Mike Bersani, Section 1983 Civil Rights Update, a presentation at the 18th Annual Conference for the Illinois Institute of Local Government Law, a joint conference with the Municipal Prosecutors Group (Feb. 2011). Click to read more.

    Police_civil_rights_liability

    Mike Bersani, Police Civil Rights Liability, a presentation for the Law Enforcement Training Seminar at the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office (May 2011). Click to read more.

    civil_rights_liability_litigation

    Michael Condon and Mike Bersani, Civil Rights Liability and Jail Litigation, a presentation for the Illinois Sheriff’s Association, 2010 New Sheriff’s Management Institute (Nov. 2010). Click to read more.

    trends_and_tasers

    Michael Condon and Mike Bersani, Trends and Case Law on the Use of Tasers, a presentation for Illinois Sheriff’s Association Chief Deputy/Jail Administrator Conference (Apr. 2010). Click to read more.

    illinois_institute_government_law

    Mike Bersani, Civil Rights Update, a presentation at the 17th Annual Conference of the Illinois Institute for Local Government Law (Feb. 2010). Click to read more.

    midwest_law_enforcement_executive

    Chuck Hervas and Mike Bersani, “Less than Lethal” Force: Trends and Case Law on the Use of Tasers, a presentation for the Midwest Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (MLEEDS) (Aug. 2009). Click to read more.

    strip_and_body_cavity_searches

    Mike Bersani and Michael Condon, Strip and Body Cavity Searches of Pretrial Detainees: The Judiciary’s “Hands On” Approach to Jail Administration, a presentation to the Illinois Sheriffs’ Winter Conference (2009). Click to read more.

    Civil_Rights_update

    Mike Bersani, Civil Rights Update, a presentation at the 16th Annual Conference of the Illinois Institute for Local Government Law (Feb. 2009). Click to read more.

    use_of_tasers

    Mike Bersani, Less than Lethal Force: Trends and Case Law on the Use of Tasers, a presentation at the 16th Annual Conference of the Illinois Institute for Local Government Law (Feb. 2009). Click to read more.

    strip_cavity_searches

    Michael Condon and Mike Bersani, Strip and Body Cavity Searches of Pretrial Detainees: The Judiciary’s “Hands On” Approach to Jail Administration, a seminar for Illinois Sheriff’s Association 2009 Deputy/Jail Administrator Conference (May 12-14, 2009). Click to read more.

    in_service_police_training

    Chuck Hervas and Michael Condon, Use of Deadly Force Incidents and Civil Liability Issues – Cultural Diversity, a presentation for the Hoffman Estates Police Department In-Service Training and the Illinois Tactical Officers Association (Oct. 2004). Click to read more.

    lititgating_officer_involved_shootings

    Michael Condon, Litigating Officer Involved Shootings – Use of Deadly Force, a presentation for Hoffman Estates Police Department In-Service Seminar, Governmental Interinsurance Exchange (Apr. 2004). Click to read more.

    officer_involved_shootings

    Michael Condon, Managing Officer Involved Shootings – Use of Deadly Force, a seminar for NEMERT Police Training Seminar (Nov. 2003). Click to read more.

    use of deadly force

    Michael Condon, Use of Deadly Force, Training Seminar, a seminar for the Des Plaines Police Department and the Illinois Tactical Officers Association (2000). Click to read more.

    use_of_force

    Michael Condon, Use of Force Legal Liability, a seminar for Winnetka Police Department (2000). Click to read more.

  • Training: Local Gov't Litigation
    Tort Immunity 2017

    Yordana Wysocki, Tort Immunity Act 2017 Update, a presentation for the DuPage Bar Association’s Local Government MCLE (Feb. 2017), with Kirsten Casas. Click to read more.

    lawsuits_against_local_government

    Chuck Hervas, The Landscape of Lawsuits Against Local Governments – Why are Public Officials Easy Targets?, a presentation at the APWA, Chicago Metro Chapter, Municipal Law Seminar (Mar. 2015). Click to read more.

    illinois_tort_immunity_act

    Mike Bersani, A Nuts and Bolts Look at the Illinois Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act, a presentation at HCC Public Risk Attorney Claims Seminar (July 2014). Click to read more.

  • Training: Municipal And Park District Law
    law_enforcement_supervisor

    Chuck Hervas and Mike Bersani, Liability Risks of the Law Enforcement Supervisor – A Trial Lawyer’s Perspective, a training seminar for the Village of Melrose Park Police Department (Nov. 2012). Click to read more.

    representing_public_employees

    Michael Condon, Conflicts Representing Public Employees, a seminar for Illinois Institute for Local Government Law (Feb. 2009). Click to read more.

    public_officials

    Michael Condon, Legal Training Issues, a seminar for West Suburban Chiefs of Police Association (Nov. 2007).

    racial_profiling

    Chuck Hervas and Michael Condon, Racial Profiling: Legal and Departmental Issues, a seminar for the Warrenville Police Department Training Seminar (Sept. 2001). Click to read more.

    law_enforcement

    Michael Condon, Social Attitudes About Law Enforcement, a seminar for DuPage County Police Chiefs (Jan. 2001). Click to read more.

    racial_profiling_seminar

    Chuck Hervas and Michael Condon, Racial Profiling Training, a seminar for Bensenville Police Department (Oct. 2000). Click to read more.

  • Training: Employment Matters
    Harassment Free Diversity Workplace Awareness

    Michael Bersani and Anthony Becknek, Harassment-Free & Diversity Workplace Awareness Training for Supervisors, a presentation for the Melrose Park Police Department and Tokio Marine – Public Risk Group (Oct. 2016). Harassment-Free & Diversity Workplace Awareness Training for Supervisors 10.2016

    Police and Fire Disciplinary Process

    Chuck Hervas, Police & Fire Disciplinary Process, a presentation for the DuPage County Bar Association’s Local Government MCLE Meeting (Nov. 2016). Click to read more.

    harassment

    Mike Bersani and Anthony Becknek, Harassment-Free & Diversity Workplace Awareness Training for Supervisors, a presentation for the Melrose Park Police Department and Tokio Marine – Public Risk Group (Oct. 6, 2016).Click to read more.

    illinois_local_government_lawyers

    Chuck Hervas, PSEBA Presentation, Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association Fall Seminar (Oct. 2015). Click to read more.

    represent_local_government

    Mike Bersani, The Basics You Need to Represent Local Governments: The Personnel Record Review Act, a presentation at the ISBA Law Ed Seminar (2009). Click to read more.

    retailiation_claims

    Mike Bersani, Employment Retaliation Claims: The Pendulum May be Swinging Back, a presentation at the Midwest Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (MLEEDS) (2008). Click to read more.

    harrasment_workplace

    Michael Condon and Mike Bersani, Harassment in the Workplace – An Overview, a seminar for Lorman Education Services (Apr. 2005). Click to read more.