Joel Oster Shawnee, Kansas
Joel Oster is a seasoned constitutional attorney. He represented the town of Greece, N.Y., in the landmark constitutional case Galloway v. Greece. Oster argued the case before the United States District Court for the Western District of New York and the...
Joel Oster is a seasoned constitutional attorney. He represented the town of Greece, N.Y., in the landmark constitutional case Galloway v. Greece. Oster argued the case before the United States District Court for the Western District of New York and the Second Circuit, and he was part of the legal team presenting the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Oster regularly litigates First Amendment issues. As lead counsel in Freedom from Religion Foundation v. Obama, Oster defended the constitutionality of the National Day of Prayer against an Establishment Clause challenge. Before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, he successfully defended the right of an organization to have a pro-life specialty license plate in Missouri in Roach v. Stouffer. In Wigg v. Sioux Falls School District, he successfully represented an elementary school teacher in obtaining equal access to school facilities. Oster has defended various churches based on the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, against discriminatory zoning codes and regulations. Likewise, he has defended various individuals, corporations, and political committees against discriminatory and unconstitutional campaign finance regulations.
Register today to hear one of the nation’s top “Constitutional Comedians” present 4 funny, compelling, and downright interesting segments highlighting recent decisions and other notable cases. As an attendee, you’ll gain new strategies to get ahead and to avoid costly ethical issues.
Segment 1: Attorney clickbait - You won’t believe these attorneys were sanctioned for these ethical blunders. Hear case studies of lawyers facing discipline for engaging in dishonest conduct, including candor towards the tribunal, truthfulness in statements to others, misconduct, and communications concerning a lawyer’s services, including a discussion on obstacles to maintaining an honest law practice.
Segment 2: Why mindfulness is needed in the law and legal ethics. This segment centers on stress, uncertain futures, how to increase focus, become unplugged, breaking negative habits and learning to listen; afterall, the ethics rules are often violated through a lack of mindfulness.
Segment 3: The top 10 wackiest cases, and how they can improve your practice. The discussion will include:• How stumbling out of the gate in a lawsuit can doom your chances for gold• Avoiding malpractice in the modern age of family law• Fostering the appropriate level of respect between attorney and court• Why arguing spurious claims can hurt your case, and other observations from “Captain Obvious”• Should we be filing a class action over the demise of the class action?• When to push the bounds of creating new law, and when to realize you have a lawsuit about nothing• The expansive jurisprudence on commode casualties• Use of cell phones/text messaging as evidence top stop an un-gifter• Strategy tips to avoid from Thomas Jefferson• How to turn bad facts into bad/good law
Segment 4: Supreme Court bingo. The day concludes with a bingo round that will cover the justices, their idologies and jurisprudence; recent landmark cases and why they matter to your practice; obtaining a warrant; reasonable stops and bad dogs; exigent circumstances and flushing toilets; how to tell if a person’s intelligence can keep them off death row; evaluating cruel and unusual punishments for juvenile offenders; and applying the Eighth Amendment to death drugs.
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