On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, veterans law lawyer Travis Barrick, paralegal Philip Lyons, and U.S. Magistrate Judge Brenda Weksler will make a special presentation for the continuing legal education of Nevada lawyers in a program produced by the Clark County Bar Association.
Magistrate Judge Brenda Weksler joined the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada in 2019 following 16 years as a trial attorney at the Federal Public Defender Office.
Travis Barrick of Gallian Welker & Beckstrom, L.C. represents citizens and prisoners in Civil Rights Litigation (1983 Claims) in federal court, much of it in conjunction with the Federal Pro Bono Program, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, along with student externs from the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law. Travis often helps to mentor attorneys in taking pro bono or fee-based 1983 cases.
Travis Barrick and his paralegal, Philip Lyons, have given multiple presentations regarding various aspects of 1983 litigation for the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, the 9th Circuit Corrections Conference, and the Western District Court in Michigan. They have also conducted training for Deputy Attorneys General on optimizing the court’s Early Mediation Program. Travis and Philip have been involved at several levels in hundreds of prisoner cases.
The program, “Basics of Handling 1983 Claims,” will help to prepare Nevada lawyers to take cases from the Federal Pro Bono Program. Presenters will provide Nevada lawyers with information relevant to representing clients in civil rights violations that are remedied by Section 1983 claims against individual state actors. Topics to be discussed include:
- Jurisdictional and procedural hurdles
- Calculating and proving damages
- Limitations to attorney fees
This CLE program will be held online via Zoom, from 12:00 to 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2022. The presentation will offer 1.0 CLE credit to CCBA members only. Pricing of the live webcast event is included with the 2022 CCBA membership. This event is for CCBA members only. CCBA membership will be verified upon RSVP. During the event, attendance will be taken and only those members in attendance will have their attendance reported to the NV CLE Board.