Practical Considerations in Section 1983 Litigation

This session will cover:

•   Case analysis from both plaintiff’s and defendant’s perspective
•   Discovery strategies
•   Settlement: Evaluation and considerations for settlement conferences
•   Qualified immunity – Is the motion available; when it is available; under what circumstances can the denial of a qualified immunity motion be appealed?
•   Pre-trial order and jury instruction issues
•   Trial strategies and evidence issues
•   Closing argument considerations
•   Post-trial motion practice