Local Government Immunity Defense: Litigation Challenges
Navigating Types of Immunities, Legal Principles, Statutory Construction, and Section 1983 Qualified Immunity
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide counsel for local governments with a review of challenges in bringing or defending government actions. The panel will explain the different types of immunities, analyze recent cases, and discuss approaches for handling and raising objections to this type of action.
- Types of immunities
- Qualified immunity under Section 1983 actions
- Common law principles
- Statutory construction
- Recent cases
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What factors determine whether absolute or qualified immunity is applicable to actions of government officials?
- What challenges arise in bringing or defending against Section 1983 actions?
- What guidance is provided by recent cases to develop approaches in bringing or defending actions against local government officials?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Terrence L. Dunst
He represents cities, villages and towns in northwestern Wisconsin in all areas of municipal law, including zoning,... | Read More
He represents cities, villages and towns in northwestern Wisconsin in all areas of municipal law, including zoning, impact fees, open meeting and public records laws, drafting ordinances, and board-of-review issues. He has presented numerous seminars for municipal officials. He is a published author on municipal law issues and writes the Wisconsin Municipal Law Blog.Close
Robin A. Melvin
Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody
She practices administrative law, with an emphasis on water law, utility law, and insurance law. She is a published... | Read More
She practices administrative law, with an emphasis on water law, utility law, and insurance law. She is a published author and has given presentations on issues concerning sovereign immunity. She has represented both governmental entities and private individuals and entities in negotiations and litigation in a variety of issues impacting landowners and government.Close
C. David Dietz
Assistant Ramsey County Atty
Ramsey County Attorney's Office
He is an assistant county attorney for the Ramsey County Attorney's Office and a Board Certified Civil Trial... | Read More
He is an assistant county attorney for the Ramsey County Attorney's Office and a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist. He has extensive trial experience as both a prosecutor and a civil litigator. He is a frequent speaker at legal programs on government immunityClose