Police Use of Excessive Force: § 1983 Litigation and Remedies in Federal Courts

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Tuesday, September 25, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
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Tuesday, October 30, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0; VIDC Recertification Credit: 2.0)
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Registration Fee: $150

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Why Attend?

  • Learn how to recognize, develop, and litigate an excessive-force case
  • Discover how to deal with these cases once filed
  • Understand when it is time to refer an excessive-force case

VIDC Recertification Credit: 2.0

The use of force by police officers recently has come under increased public scrutiny. Whether because of an increase in the use of excessive force, increased video-recording of use of force, or increased documentation of claims of excessive force, this subject has received heightened attention within the bar.

This seminar will focus on how to recognize, develop, and litigate an excessive-force case on behalf of the plaintiff. It will address relevant § 1983 litigation in the federal courts and excessive-force issues from the preventative and defense standpoints, as seen from the perspective of a plaintiff’s lawyer.

 

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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (September 25)

12:00 Police Use of Excessive Force: § 1983 Litigation and Remedies in Federal Courts
1:45 Question-and-Answer Session
2:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 11:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (October 30)

9:00 Police Use of Excessive Force: § 1983 Litigation and Remedies in Federal Courts
10:45 Question-and-Answer Session
11:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Victor M. Glasberg, Victor M. Glasberg & Associates / Alexandria

Vic Glasberg turned to civil rights law following the 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at which time he was a doctoral student in history at Harvard.  He received his Ph.D. in 1972, having written his dissertation on the persons who founded and initially led the NAACP. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and after graduating in 1976 came to Alexandria, Virginia, to work with attorney Philip Hirschkop, who one decade earlier had brought the case that struck down laws prohibiting marriage between whites and non-whites.

Mr. Glasberg opened his own practice in 1982, focusing on plaintiffs’ civil rights litigation. He is a long-standing member of the legal panel of the Virginia affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union and has litigated numerous cases for the ACLU over the years. He has served as Special Counsel to the Alexandria and Prince William Human Rights Commissions and has given continuing education seminars, presented expert testimony, and written on issues arising in civil rights litigation and why he does this work. In 1991, Mr. Glasberg testified before the House Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights in support of H.R. 1, ultimately enacted into law as the Civil Rights Act of 1991. He also testified before this subcommittee in 1986, on civil rights implications of proposed federal legislation regulating the medical profession. Mr. Glasberg has been recognized for his civil rights and public interest work, including his work on behalf of Legal Services of Northern Virginia, of which he is a past president and vice-president of the Board. He has the highest available rating on the Martindale Hubbell rating scale for lawyers and has been repeatedly listed as a “best lawyer” in annual published listings based on peer evaluations. In recognition of his civil rights work, in 1994 Mr. Glasberg was presented with the Guardian of Liberty Award by the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, and in 2017, he received the Oliver White Hill Courageous Advocate Award from the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.
 
Mr. Glasberg has successfully litigated and settled cases addressing issues of free speech, religious liberties, prisoners’ rights, police abuse, denial of due process, discrimination in the workplace and housing, and other issues involving civil rights. He also regularly counsels persons facing significant employment-related issues, including terminations, new contracts, or changes in status. He is admitted to all federal and state courts in Virginia, all courts of general jurisdiction in the District of Columbia, the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and several other federal appellate courts. Most of his litigation is in the “Rocket Docket” of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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