The Second Annual §1983 – Civil Rights Symposium February 7 – 8, 2013
Ayres Hotel & Suites 1495 E. Holt Blvd, Ontario, CA 91761
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February 7, 2013
|8:00 am to 8:45 am||Continental Breakfast|
|8:45 am to 9:00 am||Welcome and Introduction
President Devorah Lieberman, University of La Verne; Philip A. Hawkey, Dean, University of La Verne College of Law
|9:00 am to 10:30 am||Basics of Civil Rights Litigation
What are the pleading requirements? What is “under color of law”? Venue (State Court v. Federal Court), Who has standing? What is the evidentiary standard? Individual Capacity v. Official Capacity? What are the practical considerations in dealing with clients?
Speakers: John M. Porter, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP; Dale K. Galipo, Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
|10:30 am to 10:45 am||Break|
|10:45 am to 12:00 pm||The Finer Points of Heck v. Humphreys and Section 1983 Litigation
Speaker: Timothy T. Coates, Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP
|12:00 pm to 12:45 pm||Lunch|
|12:45 pm to 2:00 pm||Recent Developments Regarding Immunities for Section 1983 Claims
Speaker: Dean Erwin Chemerinsky; University of California at Irvine School of Law
|2:00 pm to 2:15 pm||Break|
|2:15 pm to 4:30 pm||Civilian Oversight of Police Departments
Both civilian and governmental oversight, typically arising out of a significant critical incident, is on the rise. What are the events that trigger this type of oversight? What are the models for this oversight and how do they impact the relationship between law enforcement and citizens?
Speakers: Laurie L. Levenson, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School; Michael Gennaco, Office of Independent Review, Los Angeles County; Frank Hauptmann, Community Police Review Commission, City of Riverside; Peter Bibring, ACLU of Southern California
February 8, 2013
|8:00 am to 8:30 am||Continental Breakfast|
|8:15 am to 8:30 am||Introduction
Tiffany Graham, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, University ofLa VerneCollegeof Law
|8:30 am to 10:00 am||Attorneys’ Fees Awards in Section 1983 Litigation
How does 42 USC §1988 drive civil rights litigation? Who is a “prevailing party” and how do they recover fees? What fees can be recovered and what are the practical issues in obtaining such fees? Does the losing party have the ability to challenge the award of fees?
Speakers: Judge (Ret.) Stephen Larson, Arent Fox LLP; Timothy T. Coates, Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP
|10:00 am to 10:15 am||Break|
|10:15 am to 11:30 am||Intermediate Force
What are they? What is the risk? Liability for deployment? Training Issues. How have the recent cases of Mattos, Brooks and Young changed the way these tools are deployed?
Speakers: Eugene P. Ramirez, Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP; Lieutenant Bruce Blomdahl, Riverside Police Department
|11:30 am to 12:30 pm||Lunch|
|12:30 pm to 2:00 pm||Section 1983 and the First Amendment
These issues manifest in numerous ways, Public Employee Speech, Social Media and the Occupy Movement are a few examples. How do these facts turn into Civil Rights cases? What is the law that applies to these facts?
Speakers: J. Scott Tiedemann, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore; Gary Rowe, Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP; Peter Eliasberg, ACLU ofSouthern California
|2:00 pm to 3:45 pm||Dealing with Special Contacts
Are there special rules that apply to dealing with Emotionally Disturbed Persons? Minors? Child Protective Services? Do these situations create a greater risk of liability? How do the Courts analyze these uses of force?
Speakers: Doug Smith, Smith Law Offices,APC; Shawn A. McMillan, Law Offices of Shawn A. McMillan, Deputy Chief Mike Blakely, Riverside Police Department; Chief Jim McDonnell, Long Beach Police Department
Early in 2012, the La Verne Law Review hosted a very successful symposium on §1983 Civil Rights. The event was held in Ontario, CA, and featured many expert guest speakers including Erwin Chemerinsky.
Join some of the nation’s leading academic experts on Alternative Dispute Resolution who will be gathered at the University of La Verne College of Law for the 2011 Symposium titled, “Forecasting the Future: Cutting Edge Issues in ADR.” In coordination with the live event, the University of La Verne Law Review is publishing a Symposium Issue on Alternative Dispute Resolution, and will be accepting submissions through July 31, 2011. Date: January 28 and 29, 2011 in Southern California.
February 19-20, 2010
Some of the nation’s leading academic experts on immigration law and policy gathered at the University of La Verne College of Law to grapple with a wide range of cutting edge immigration issues. In coordination with the live event, the University of La Verne Law Review published a Symposium Issue on Immigration Law in May 2010. Please see the Publications tab at the left and you will find all the Symposium Issue.
Hiroshi Motomura, Professor of Law University of California, Los Angeles School of Law What Is “Comprehensive Immigration Reform?” Hiroshi Motomura is the Susan Westerberg Prager Professor of Law at UCLA. He is an influential scholar and teacher of immigration law whose publications include two immigration-related casebooks and Americans in Waiting: The Lost Story of Immigration and Citizenship in the United States, a comprehensive study of U.S. immigration policy. The Symposium, “En/Countering Stereotypes,” was approved by the State Bar of California for both general MCLE credit and Legal Specialty Education in the area of Immigration Law. CLE credit could have been obtained in the following specialty areas: Immigrant Visas (1.25 hours) Removal/Deportation/Exclusion Procedures (1.5 hours) Administrative and Judicial Review (1.25 hours) For more information about University of La Verne Law Review’s Symposiums or to find out information to attend, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.