Criminal Law Section is sponsoring
What Criminal Law Attorneys Should Know about Civil Rights Law
Thursday, March 20, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Event provided by CCCBA
Andrew Schwartz—Certified Trial Specialist
Karen Snell, Esq.
Join us for this fascinating look at the current legal issues found at the intersection of criminal litigation and civil rights. What do you need to know in order to protect your criminally charged client's civil rights causes of action? What is the state of the law on medical treatment for the incarcerated client? Well respected attorneys, and trial teammates, Andrew Schwartz and Karen Snell will provide us with an in depth look at relevant statutory and case law on the following topics:
Excessive Force as a 4th Amendment Violation
Plea Bargains and Maintaining the Civil Rights Claim (What can your client take?)
Qualified Immunity for State Actors
Statutory Time Limits for filing Claims
Deliberate Indifference to Medical Need
Unlawful Incarceration and Damages
Difference Between State and Federal Causes of Action
Andrew Schwartz was admitted to the bar in 1975 and worked as a Contra Costa County Public Defender from 1975-1979. He was certified as a Criminal Law Specialist in 1981. In 1979 he founded Casper,Meadow,Schwartz & Cook along with Stan Casper. He is Certified by the State Bar in Civil Trail Advocacy, and has successfully tried Civil Rights cases in both State and Federal Courts. He is a member of the National Board of Trial Advocates and the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Karen L. Snell received her J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1981. After working at Morrison & Foerster, in 1989, she joined the Federal Public Defender’s Office in San Francisco, where she ultimately served as supervisor of trial attorney training. In 1996, Ms. Snell formed Clarence, Snell & Dyer LLP, a five attorney litigation firm where she was a named partner until 2003. She now handles select civil rights cases and serves as General Counsel of the Institute for International Criminal Investigation, a non-profit organization that trains war crimes investigators.
The Contra Costa County Bar Association certifies that this activity has been approved for 1 hour of General MCLE credit by the State of California, Provider #393
Judge Austin's Courtroom (Dept 33) CC Superior Court
725 Court St
Dept 33 (2nd Floor)
Martinez CA 94553