6-Hour Program

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Registration fee waivers and discounts are widely available to attorneys, paralegals and staff working in nonprofit and legal services organizations; pro bono 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 hardship.  All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

 Scholarships available


Why You Should Attend

The law of Section 1983 is multifaceted, in some respects complex, and continues to develop.  To be an effective Section 1983 litigator, it is necessary to have an in-depth understanding of the various aspects of Section 1983 litigation and to stay abreast of the latest developments.  At PLI’s 35th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation program, a highly experienced and accomplished faculty will analyze the most important aspects of the law of Section 1983 as well as recent trends and developments.  The faculty includes federal appellate and district court judges, experienced Section 1983 plaintiff’s and defendant’s practitioners, a law school dean, and authors of texts and articles on the law of Section 1983.  


What You Will Learn

This year’s program covers a number of vital subjects, including:

  • Recent developments in Fourth Amendment law governing arrests, use of force, and searches
  • In-depth analysis of qualified immunity
  • Supervisory liability
  • Municipal liability (focus on custom and usage)
  • Demonstrative evidence in actions against law enforcement


Who Should Attend

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

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