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Registration Open for July 23 Webinar on Police Civil Liability Issues under State and Federal Law

July 1, 2014
The League’s City Attorneys’ Department will host a webinar with Berkeley Deputy City Attorney Matthew J. Orebic on police civil liability issues for cities and police officers under federal and California law, including common claims and effective defenses.
 
The webinar will be held July 23, from 10 - 11 a.m.

Topics will include:
  • Actions brought under 42 U.S.C. section 1983 and Civil Code section 52.1;
  • Threshold element of duty and claims for improper detention, arrest, search, and use of force;
  • Cutting edge state law claims for “negligent tactics” and potential new claims for Welfare & Institutions Code section 5150 calls (mental health crisis);
  • Defenses such as investigative immunity under state law and the federal qualified immunity doctrine; and
  • Discovery of police personnel files and settlement offers to preclude or reduce attorney’s fees.
Registration Information — Special Summer Pricing
 
This one-hour webinar is $25 for member cities, $50 for League Partner member law firms and $175 for non-members.
 
All registered attendees will receive an extensive background paper and PowerPoint presentation. Attorney attendees will receive one hour of MCLE participatory credit.
 
Please register online.


 
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