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302 - ADOPTED AS REVISED - Supports Immunity for Private Lawyers Representing Governmental Entities

302 - ADOPTED AS REVISED - Supports Immunity for Private Lawyers Representing Governmental Entities

By Daniel Buchanan

RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association supports the principle that “private” lawyers representing governmental entities are entitled to claim the same qualified immunity provided “government” lawyers from 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 claims when they are acting “under color of state law”.

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