36th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation

  • Civil Rights
  • Pro Bono Program/Legal Services Organization

The law of Section 1983 continues to develop on an ongoing basis. An effective Section 1983 litigator must have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the multifaceted aspects of Section 1983 law. At PLI's 36th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation program, a highly experienced and accomplished faculty will discuss and analyze the vital legal and practical aspects of the law of Section 1983, and significant recent developments. The faculty includes federal appellate and district court judges, experienced plaintiffs' and defendants' practitioners, a law school dean, and authors of texts and articles on constitutional law and the law of Section 1983.

What You Will Learn

- Recent Supreme Court decisions relevant to the law of Section 1983
- Whether a claim is a due process or Fourth Amendment claim
- Qualified immunity developments
- Causation issues in Section 1983 litigation
- The doctrine of Heck v. Humphrey and its applications
- Recurring issues in excessive force Taser litigation

Who Should Attend

The program is designed for attorneys representing plaintiffs and defendants in Section 1983 litigation.

*Full scholarships, registration fee waivers, and discounts are widely available to attorneys and staff working for nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys/volunteers (providing no-fee legal assistance to clients individually or through an organization); government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply at https://learning.pli.edu/scholarship.

  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute