Program Sponsor: PBA Civil and Equal Rights Committee
Join our panel of experts and delve into the latest hot topics in the civil rights arena! We’ll kick off our morning with an overview of the most significant cases and issues of the past year, and those to come. Our program will then spend the remainder of the day by taking an in-depth look at Section 1983 litigation.
The year in review
Hear about the most significant civil rights cases of the past year and discuss some of the hottest topics: immigration, LGBT litigation, voting rights and gerrymandering, etc.
The Basics of a §1983 Claim
Get a primer on Section 1983 claims and discuss topics unique to litigating these claims in Federal and State Court: State Action and Color of Law, Constitutional Violations: First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendments, Elements of Proof, Causation, Malicious Prosecution claims and more.
Litigating a §1983 Claim
Get Tips for Drafting Pleadings and Claim strategies and perspectives from Plaintiffs and Defendants. Find out the top 5 mistakes advocates make.
Settling a §1983 Claim:
What You Need to Know About Mediation, Arbitration and Settlements
Attorney’s Fees and Ethical issues that arise in a §1983 Claim
All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $40. Additional copies are available at full price. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637. Printed versions of the course book will not be distributed at the course; please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed versions of the course book to be shipped.
Recorded live in April 2019.