In a few weeks, I will be partially presenting a police liability seminar CLE in Charleston, WV. This will be the second year in a row I have done this. Last year was successful. There were a lot of highly-respected attorneys there, many of whom were defense lawyers representing the state, counties, and cities, and many were plaintiffs attorneys. A lot of good information was exchanged. For better or worse.
Here is a link to the brochure, with all of the relevant info.
Perhaps, the most advantageous lesson to be learned is immunity law and procedure as it applies to other types of governmental liability cases (for those who have not yet taken on one of these cases). Because it is mostly applicable in any type of case where you are suing the state, county, or city. And other types of cases are generally more profitable to a plaintiff than one in which you have a police officer or department as a defendant.