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Litigation Best Practices and Litigating Conditions of Confinement for Transgender Individuals in Prison

Recorded on: Jun. 8, 2018
Running Time: 01:48:10

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Taken from the Web Program Prison Litigation 2018 Recorded June 2018 in New York

Litigation Best Practices and Litigating Conditions of Confinement for Transgender Individuals in Prison [01:48:10]

Litigation Best Practices

  • View from the Bench
  • Best practices, do’s and don’ts
  • Written and oral communication with the court
  • The role for the pro bono attorney

Hon. Ronald L. Ellis (Ret.), Mary Lynne Werlwas

Litigating Conditions of Confinement for Transgender Individuals in Prison

  • Failure to protect cases
  • Medical care cases
  • Drafting pleadings, motions
  • Key considerations and current litigation overview

Betsy Ginsberg, Chase Strangio

The purchase price of this Web Program segment includes the following article from the Course Handbook available online:

  • Margo Schlanger, Trends in Prisoner Litigation, as the PLRA Enters Adulthood, UC Irvine L. Rev. 5, No. 1 (2015) pg. 153–178
    Mary Lynne Werlwas
  • Margo Schlanger, How the ADA Regulates and Restricts Solitary Confinement for People with Mental Disabilities, American Constitution Society Issue Brief (2016) pg. 1–18
    Mary Lynne Werlwas
  • Manning v. Griffin, Second Amended Complaint, Case 7:15-cv-00003-KMK (PED) (S.D.N.Y. 2016)
    Betsy R Ginsberg
  • Manning v. Griffin, Memorandum of Law in Support of Plaintiff’s Opposition to Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss, Case 7:15-cv-00003-KMK (PED) (S.D.N.Y. 2016)
    Betsy R Ginsberg
  • Monroe v. Rauner, Complaint, Case No. 3:18-cv-156 (S.D. Ill. 2018)
    Chase B. Strangio
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Toolkit, End the Abuse: Protecting LGBTI Prisoners from Sexual Assault, available at
    Chase B. Strangio
Hon. Ronald L. Ellis ~ Former United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of New York
Betsy R Ginsberg ~ Director, Civil Rights Clinic; Clinical Law Professor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Chase B. Strangio ~ Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Mary Lynne Werlwas ~ Director, Prisoners' Rights Project, The Legal Aid Society
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