360 Advocacy Webinar, December 10, 2020: The Most Successful Civil Rights Lawyers Discuss the Seismic Shift in Litigation. An esteemed panel of nationally
An esteemed panel of nationally recognized civil rights litigators, including the lawyers for the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many of the most high-profile civil rights victims in US history, discuss the latest developments in the law in a Zoom webinar coordinated by 360 Advocacy. This unprecedented online conference event – “The Most Successful Civil Rights Lawyers Discuss the Seismic Shift in Litigation”– features a remarkable panel of highly respected attorneys speaking to key issues. The panel outlines the civil rights litigation landscape, examines how increased public awareness of police misconduct in 2020 has changed the legal terrain, and what these events mean for the future of civil rights litigation and law enforcement.
Panelists include: Attorney Ben Crump, Ben Crump Law, on Institutionalized Racism and Civil Rights Litigation; Attorney Bobby DiCello, DiCello Levitt Gutzler, on You Won’t Believe What Police Officers Will Say in a Civil Rights Case; Attorney Antonio Romanucci, Romanucci & Blandin, on How One Good Apple Beats the Lies; Attorney Frank Amanat, DiCello Levitt Gutzler, on Civil Rights and the Future of Qualified Immunity Drawing on their years of experience in the courtroom prosecuting police brutality and misconduct cases, and their advocacy on these issues in various other public forums, the panel: Highlights the areas in which police reform needs to be focused; Illustrates through real-life examples the forces resisting reform and how they drive destructive behavior by officers – on the street and on the witness stand; Discusses the legal and practical problems that make prosecuting a case against a police force difficult and sometimes nearly impossible; Demonstrates how courageous individuals have changed our society for the better by shedding important light on official wrongdoing; and breaks down the history and evolution of the Qualified Immunity doctrine which can incentivize officer misconduct and offer several meaningful alternatives for reform.