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Upcoming Webinar, A Right to Know: What Human Trafficking Survivors and Their Advocates Need to Know

A Right to Know: What Human Trafficking Survivors and Their Advocates Need to Know About Monetary Remedies in the Law

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 12 p.m. EST

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.

Webinar Objectives:

  • 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?

  • Who can be sued?

  • What to expect from the civil justice system?

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.

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