Remedies for Trafficking Victims: Civil Litigation in the Federal Courts

Production Date: March 17, 2016 Practice Areas: Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, and Public Interest Law Estimated Length: 3696 minutes


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“Remedies for Trafficking Victims: Civil Litigation in the Federal Courts” provides in-depth training for attorneys bringing suits under 18 USC §1595, the federal private right of action. Using a case-study approach, the course examines labor and sex trafficking civil cases litigated in the federal courts. It also provides insights into important civil precedents, recent amendments to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), and resources available for civil litigators representing trafficking survivors. Participants will gain knowledge about the range of state and federal claims typically brought in addition to federal trafficking statutory claims (Chapter 77 of Title 18).


The course materials draw extensively from The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center’s database of all federal trafficking cases brought since the private right of action’s inception in 2003. This program, the first session in a two-part series, covers civil trafficking case development, pleadings, myths about trafficking commonly held by juries, the interplay between immigration and civil litigation, the interplay between criminal cases and civil cases, and the impact of trauma. Session II focuses on federal criminal trafficking prosecutions and mandatory restitution for trafficking survivors.


Learning Objectives:

I.     Comprehend the federal private right of action, its history, and its relationship to federal human trafficking criminal statutes

II.     Understand elements of pleadings in trafficking cases

III.    Know additional causes of action typically brought in federal complaints alleging human trafficking

IV.    Grasp important civil precedents and common outcomes

V.     Understand myths about human trafficking and the impact of these misconceptions upon juries and judges

VI.    Recognize the interplay between immigration, criminal, and civil trafficking cases

VII.   Grasp the implications of trauma on plaintiffs in civil cases

VIII.  Become familiar with the extraterritorial reach of federal trafficking statutes and strategic litigation for abuses beyond U.S. borders

IX.    Identify common defenses raised in trafficking cases

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Brooklyn, NY

Excellent and thoughtful program! Thank you.

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The presenter was by far one of the best I've seen in a long time. She is fascinating to listen to.

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London, LND

Fabulous speaker

Karen B.
Orangevale, CA

Very well done presentation by someone who clearly devotes her life and energy and mental gifts to serving abused people. Thank you for this presentation and for the passion accompanying it.

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Flagstaff, AZ

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Mandeville, LA

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Santa Fe, NM

Passionate presentation

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Cleveland, OH

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Birmingham, AL

great speaker

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Both legally valuable as we as having societal value. Presenter a dedicated individual to an important cause - kudos to her

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Danbury, CT

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Dallas, TX

Outstanding presenter. Excellent program. Great use of examples.

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Los Angeles, CA

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Glens Falls, NY

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Lincolnshire, IL

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Mary F.
Lansing, MI

This presenter and course was one of the best CLEs I have taken. I recommend a series on this topic conducted by this presenter.

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New York, NY

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Evanston, IL

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Chicago, IL

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McLean, VA

Outstanding, well organized, high content presentation on a very important topic. Highly recommended.

Diane E.
Justice, IL

significant content--glad I took both classes

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Rockford, IL

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Frankfort, IL

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Staten Island, NY


Richard C.
Chicago, IL

Martina is very knowledgeable and highly skilled in imparting it to others.

Henry S. S.
Rochester, NY

This presentation was excellent. I learned a great deal about an area of law that I knew very little about. Very informative.

priscilla w.
Portland, OR

this was great, informational. wished I knew someone doing this my area, I would volunteer

Sheila B.
Phoenix, AZ

I want more presentations on this subject...perhaps with information on how many judgments are recovered by the victims. Excellent presentation!

Susan M.
Salem, MA

Highly recommended. I plan to take Part 2 as well.

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New York, NY


Sara M.
Beverly, MA

Excellent course

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Bainbridge Island, WA

Well done.