What’s Next for Qualified Immunity?


State and federal legislature are grappling with how qualified immunity should apply in a manner that is fair to all sides, including private citizens, police officers and other government officials. We will discuss recent reforms and case law developments and the current state of efforts to reform qualified immunity. We will also explore how public entities can control their exposure given that they overwhelmingly pick up the tab for Section 1983 lawsuits and similar claims under state law, if immunity does not apply.

Core Competency #1: PRMS - Public Risk Management Skills

Claims Management

Course Level


Learning Objectives

Objective 1: Understand the importance of qualified immunity defense to civil rights lawsuits brought under Section 1983 and similar state law.
Objective 2: Evaluate recent legislative developments and court decisions by federal court
Objective 3 Give insights about claim exposure and defense implications in light of developments in state and federal immunity law.


Advanced Risk Management Administration