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OKC In Person - A Guide to 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983 Principles and Litigation (6 total credit hour/including 0 hours of ethics)

April 27, 2018

Location: Oklahoma Bar Association - 1901 N. Lincoln Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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A Guide to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 Principles and Litigation


Oklahoma Bar Center

1901 North Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Click here for location map and driving directions

CLE CREDIT: This course has been approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 6 hours of mandatory CLE credit, including 0 hours of ethics.


$150 for early-bird registrations with payment received by April 20, 2018; Registration received after April 20, 2018 increases $25 and an additional $50 from early-bird rate for walk-ins. To receive a $10 discount for the in-person program, register online. Registration for the live webcast is $200.

Members licensed 2 years or less may register for $75 for the in-person program (late fees apply) and $100 for the webcast.

Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch.

All programs may be audited (no materials or CLE credit) for $50 by emailing ReneeM@okbar.org to register.

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations will be accepted at any time prior to the seminar date; however, a $25 fee will be charged for cancellations made within four full business days of the seminar date. No requests for refunds or cancellations will be accepted on or after the seminar date.

Program Planner:

David W. Lee, Riggs, Abney Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis

During this seminar, the most recent cases and principles involving 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 and the litigation of these issues in federal and state court will be discussed. This seminar will be useful for those who are presently Section 1983 litigators as well as those who are interested in getting involved with 1983 cases on both the plaintiff and defense side. The presenters are those who are familiar with federal constitutional issues and litigation.


8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Recent Developments in 42 U.S.C. § 1983

David W. Lee, Riggs, Abney Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis

9:50 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. First Amendment Developments in 42 U.S.C. § 1983 Cases

Andy Lester, Spencer Fane, LLP

10:50 a.m. Municipal Employment, Due Process, and Official and Individual Liability under 42 U.S.C. § 1983

Margaret McMorrow-Love, Love Law Firm

11:40 a.m. Networking Lunch (Included in registration)

12:10 p.m. Arrest and Search and Seizure Issues in 42 U.S.C. § 1983 Cases

W. Brett Behenna, Coyle Law Firm

1:00 p.m. Depositions, Opening and Closing Arguments in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 Case

Melvin C. Hall, Riggs, Abney Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis

1:50 p.m. Break

2:00 p.m. Education, Teachers, and Student Rights Under 42 U.S.C. § 1983

F. Andrew Fugitt, The Center for Education Law, P.C.

2:50 Adjourn


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