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Civil Rights Symposium 2019

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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.

Practice Areas


Prof. Leonore F. Carpenter Temple University Beasley School of Law
John J. Coyle III, Esq. McEldrew Young
Barry H. Dyller Esq. Dyller Law Firm
Charles Eppolito III, Esq. White and Williams LLP (Phila)
Jonathan H. Feinberg Esq. Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing, Feinberg & Lin LLP
Patrick G. Geckle Esq. Patrick G. Geckle LLC
Benjamin D. Geffen Esq. The Public Interest Law Center
Jada S. Greenhowe Esq. PA Housing Finance Agency
Hon. Marilyn Heffley United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Matthew Kevin Hubbard Esq. City of Philadelphia Law Department
Angus R. Love Esq. Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project (Phila)
David J. MacMain Esq. The MacMain Law Group LLC
Lisette M. McCormick Esq. The PA Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Fairness
Prof. Teressa Ravenell Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Arthur N. Read Esq. Justice at Work
Leonard J. Rivera Esq. Leonard Rivera Law, P.C.
Mary Catherine Roper Esq. American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania
Riley H. Ross III, M.A., J.D. Mincey Fitzpatrick Ross, LLC
Michael C. Schwartz Esq. James, Schwartz & Associates P.C.
Elisabeth S. Shuster Esq.
Hon. David R. Strawbridge United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Molly M. Tack-Hooper Esq. American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania
Mary K. Vilter Esq. Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
Troy H. Wilson Esq. Wilson Law Office
Gregg L. Zeff Esq. Zeff Law Firm LLC
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.