Attorneys and legal rights professionals are encouraged to mark their calendars now for an impressive two-day symposium that will address new developments in civil rights law.

The University of La Verne Law Review has lined up a notable list of speakers for the “2012 University of La Verne College of Law §1983 Civil Rights Symposium,” to be held Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20 and 21 at the Ayres Hotel in Ontario.

Speakers Include:

  • Erwin Chemerinsky
    Dean of the University of California, Irvine, School of Law
  • Andre Birotte
    U.S. Attorney for the Central District and former Inspector General of the Los Angeles Police Commission
  • Charlie Beck
    Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department
  • Jim McDonnell
    Chief of the Long Beach Police Department
  • Michael Gennaco
    Member of the Office of Independent Review for the County of Los Angeles and a former U.S. Attorney
  • The Honorable Stephen Larson
    Former U.S. District Court Judge and Partner at Arent Fox, LLP

The symposium will address recent civil rights litigation in the nation, with a focus on plaintiff’s claims, defenses and new developments primarily in the 9th Circuit Court. Topics of interest will include qualified immunity and client control.

For more information, visit or call Kelly Fragiacomo at 909-460-2004.