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Section 1983 litigation plays a large role in federal court dockets, and the law is both fluid and challenging. Many pro se litigants, both prisoner and non-prisoner, seek relief under the statute. If you have ever wondered about handling one of these cases or want to know more about this fascinating area of law, this CLE will provide the information you need to get started. Experienced litigators will explain the law and procedural issues and answer questions about motions to dismiss, qualified immunity, and the logistical and other challenges of dealing with pro se litigants. Discussion of the court’s pro bono counsel program and working on both sides of such cases will be provided. Strategies for plaintiffs and defendants, as well as insights from the court, will be featured as well, with the goal of providing a solid understanding of civil rights litigation in the federal court.
2 general CLE credits approved.
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