In 2003, Congress amended Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) to add a civil remedy provision. Most states have now followed Congress’ lead by passing human trafficking laws that also included a survivor’s right to sue. For many years these civil remedy provisions in the law have been underutilized in the fight against the crime of human trafficking. This seminar is designed to serve as an introduction to the civil remedy options available to survivors.
Why should every trafficking survivor consider filing a civil case?
When should a survivor consider filing a civil case?
Can a civil case be pursued in a trauma-informed manner?
Presenter,Gregory Zarzaur dedicates his law practice to increasing awareness of crime victim rights within both the criminal and civil justice system. His work is inspired by the courage and resolve of the survivors he represents and their families. When not in the courtroom fighting for his clients, Greg is active in educating his colleagues and advocates about how and why civil claims can be used to empower crime victims and deter future crimes. Over the last twenty years, Greg’s goal has stayed consistent: earn the trust and respect of his clients, the Court, and his opponents. Greg is a proud son, father, and husband. He is an avid fan of the University of Notre Dame, where he was a walk-on football player under Hall of Fame Coach Lou Holtz.