Utah State Bar offers free 3-day webinar on Police Use of Lawful & Unlawful Force

Now, more than ever, we must continue to listen and understand one another in order to protect our communities.

Keynote Speaker: Erwin, Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley Law School

Picture of Dean Chemerinsky

Mr. Chemerinsky is the Dean of Berkeley Law School.  He is the author of eleven books, including casebooks and treatises and constitutional law, criminal procedure, and federal jurisdiction.  He is also the author of more than 200 law review articles.  He writes a regular column for the Sacramento Bee, monthly columns for the ABA Journal and the Daily Journal, and frequent op-eds in newspapers across the country.  He frequently argues appellate cases, including in the United States Supreme Court. In 2017, National Jurist magazine again named Dean Chemerinsky the most influential person in legal education in the United States.

Program Schedule

Day 1 - Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
The History and Impact of Force in Society

11:00 am - 11:20 am
 
   The Use of Force on Communities of Color and the Systems of DIstrust
   Speaker: Sim Gill, Salt Lake County District Attorney
11:20 am - 11:40 am

   A Commitment to Equity by the State of Utah
   Speaker: Chief Brian Redd, Utah Department of Public Safety State Bureau of Investigations
11:40 am - 12:00 pm

   Adding an Equity Lens to the Law and Why it is Important
   Speaker: Abby Dizon-Maughan, Esq., Lewis Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, Salt Lake City, Utah

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

   Panel Discussion
   Moderator:
   Former US Magistrate Judge Sam Alba, Snow Christensen & Martineau, Salt Lake City, Utah
   Panelists:
   Sim Gill, Salt Lake county District Attorney,
   Chief Brian Redd, Utah Department of Public Safety State Bureau of Investigation
   Abby Dizon-Maughan, Esq., Lewis Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, Salt lake City, Utah
   Pamela Vickrey, Executive Director, Utah Juvenile Defender Resource Center
   Jeanetta Williams, Chair, NAACP Utah Chapter

Day 2 - Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Law Enforcement and its Role in Reducing Incidents of Force

11:00 am - 11:20 am

   The Policies and Actions Used by Law Enforcement to Shift Perceptions and Realities
   Speaker: Chief Ken Wallentine, Esq., West Jordan Police Department
11:20 am - 11:40 am

   Federal Investigations and Prosecutions of Excessive Force Cases
   Speaker: Curtis Cox, Special Agent Federal Bureau of Investigation
11:40 am - 12:00 pm

   Section 1983 Civil Suits for Damages and Their Effect on Police Behavior
   Speaker: Robert B. Sykes, Sykes McAllister Law Offices, Salt Lake City, Utah
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm








   Panel Discussion
   Moderator:
   Former US Magistrate Judge Sam Alba, Snow Christensen & Martineau, Salt Lake City , Utah
   Panelists:
   Chief Mike Brown, Salt Lake City Police Department
   Chief Ken Wallentine, Esq., West Jordan Police Department
   Curtis Cox, Special Agent Federal Bureau of Investigation
   Robert Sykes, Sykes McAllister Law Offices, Salt Lake City, Utah
   Harry Souvall, General Counsel, Unified Police Department

Day 3 - Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
The Role of Lawyers and Leaders in Changing the Environment of Trust

11:00 am - 11:20 am

   Racial Battle Fatigue and Law Enforcement
   Speaker: Dr. William Smith, Professor of Education, Culture and Society, University of Utah
11:20 am - 11:40 am

   Does the Doctrine of Qualified Immunity Decrease Accountability and Trust?
   Speaker: Retired Utah Supreme Court Justice Christine Durham, Zimmerman Booher, Salt Lake City, Utah
11:40 am - 12:00 pm

   The Future of Qualified Immunity
   Speaker: Michael J. Teter, Teter & Vu, Salt Lake City, Utah
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

   How the Supreme Court Might Change its Approach to Excessive Force Cases
   Speaker: Dean Chemerinsky, Berkeley Law School

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm 







 

   Panel Discussion
   Moderator:
   Former US Magistrate Judge Sam Alba, Snow Christensen & Martineau, Salt Lake City , Utah
   Panelists:
   Heather S. White, Snow Christensen & Martineau, Salt Lake City, Utah
   Dr. William Smith, Professor of Education, Culture and Society, University of Utah
   Retired Utah Supreme Court Justice Christine Durham, Zimmerman Booher, Salt Lake City, Utah
   Michael J. Teter, Teter & Vu, Salt Lake City, Utah
   John Mejia, Director, ACLU, Utah Committee
   Tara Isaacson, Bugden & Isaacson, Salt Lake City, Utah

To register for the conference email:  cle@utahbar.org