Affirmative Litigation Training
Affirmative Litigation Training (ALT), offered through a combination of online and in-person learning activities, provides a comprehensive introduction to the process of prosecuting a complex affirmative case in federal or state court. It includes a mix of interactive sessions, webinars and multi-media lectures on the substantive law of claim justiciability, as well as practical exercises on discovery, complaint drafting, motion practice and emergency relief. Together, these elements, and the course as a whole, provide a solid foundation for strengthening legal aid practice and moving our community toward a renewed focus on high impact, change-oriented advocacy. ALT includes three weeks of online activities plus three days in-person in Pittsburgh.
The September 2016 Affirmative Litigation Training is made possible with generous support of the Committee on Regional Training.
Affirmative Litigation Training: What You Need to Know
ALT Faculty 2016
ALT Syllabus 2016
ALT Onsite Agenda 2016
September 6-23 (Online), September 27-29 (Onsite).
CORT Members: Register here
Non-CORT Members: Register here
Topics covered in this course include:
- Causes of Action for Affirmative Litigation - Section 1983
- Complaint Drafting
- Complex Case Analysis and Planning
- Discovery Planning and Practice in Complex Litigation
- Exhaustion and Preclusion
- Motion to Dismiss Practice and Surviving a Motion to Dismiss
- Non-Monetary Relief
- Nuts and Bolts of Federal Practice
- Seeking Broad Based Relief
- Includes alternatives to class actions for LSC programs
- Seeking Emergency Relief
- Sovereign Immunity
- Standing and Mootness
- State Action and Color of Law
- The Clerk's Perspective
- The Judge's Perspective
- TRO Motion Practice
This course has it all: expert faculty who've fought in the trenches,
comprehensive reading material, and teaching tools to fit any learning style.
I cannot imagine a better training course to prepare you for impact litigation.
- Claudia M. Cano, Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas