This program is intended to give law clerks an overview of selected issues that arise in the context of §1983 claims, including false arrest, municipal liability, qualified immunity, issues under the Prison Litigation Reform Act, and first Amendment retaliation claims. (This program will be presented in two parts - the first covering police/prisoner issues, the second covering First and Fourteenth Amendment non-police/prisoner issues.)
The Honorable Vera Scanlon
U.S. Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of New York
Michael M. Martin
Associate Dean for Experiential Education
Director of Clinical Programs and Clinical Professor of Law
Fordham University School of Law
Sam Shapiro, Esq.
Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP
Melanie M. Speight, Esq.
Senior Counsel, Special Federal Litigation Division
New York City Law Department
Jason D. Williamson, Esq.
ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project
Registration information: All law clerks who would like to attend this program must register online, in advance. This program is open exclusively to current federal judicial law clerks within the Second Circuit. If you are a law clerk in the Second Circuit but are not currently an FBC member, please first join the FBC as a "Law Clerk" member (membership is free for the first two years). If you register and are not currently a federal judicial law clerk, your registration will be cancelled. If you register for the videoconference, you will receive a link to attend the program via email one day prior to the program.