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29th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation

Thursday October 25 , 2012

  • By: Practising Law Institute
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Practising Law Institute
    810 7th Avenue
    New York City, NY
  • Contact:
    Leonard McKenzie
    Practising Law Institute
    212-824-5826
  • Website: www.pli.edu

Why you should attend

Section 1983 authorizes private parties to enforce their federal constitutional rights against state and local officials and municipalities. Section 1983 litigation is typically multi-faceted, often complex, and may raise a wide range of issues. The issues may include questions of constitutional and federal statutory interpretation, various immunities and other defenses, and the right to recover statutory attorney's fees.

The law of Section 1983 is voluminous and develops on an ongoing basis in the United States Supreme Court and in the lower courts. This past Term the Supreme Court rendered an unusual number of significant decisions important for Section 1983 litigators.

At PLI's 29th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation program, a highly experienced and accomplished faculty of federal court judges, legal scholars, practitioners, and police practice experts will analyze recent trends and decisions as well as litigation strategies. The program's goal is to present both the plaintiffs' and defense perspectives.

What you will learn

At PLI's 29th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation program, you will learn about the latest trends and developments, including:

•In-depth review of the Supreme Court's October 2011 Term
•Qualified immunity developments
•Section 1983 issues arising out of mass protests (including First Amendment issues and police perspectives)
•Statutory attorney's fees

Cost: $995 *

*PLI Offers Scholarships
Full and partial scholarships are available for judges, judicial law clerks, law professors, law students, attorneys 65 or older, law librarians, attorneys who work for nonprofit organizations, legal services organizations or government agencies, and unemployed attorneys.

PLI's live programs are approved in all states that require mandatory continuing legal education for attorneys. Please visit our website for additional State CLE information.

  • CLE Credit Comments: CLE-NY Credits Credit Status: Approved Transitional: No Total Credits: 7.50 Professional Practice: 7.50 CLE-NJ Credits Credit Status: Approved Total Credits: 7.50 General: 7.50 PLI's live programs are approved in all states that require mandatory continuing legal education for attorneys. Please visit our website for additional State CLE information.
  • Attachment(s): Scholarship_Application 2012.pdf
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