Ends-Means-Process (EMP) Analysis Workshop for Legal Practitioners

CAST’s Training and Technical Assistance Team invites you to attend our Ends-Means-Process (EMP) Analysis Workshop for Legal Practitioners. This 3.5-hour workshop is a unique opportunity for legal service providers to practice applying, through the use of CAST’s EMP Toolkit, the legal definition of “severe form of trafficking” required for eligibility for T visas, vacatur, and other forms of legal relief for trafficking survivors.

During this live online workshop, legal practitioners will learn how to:

  • Effectively use the Ends-Means-Process (EMP) model to organize case facts;
  • Craft legal theories using the EMP model; and
  • Develop follow-up questions to address gaps/weaknesses in the facts.

This workshop will require active participation throughout the session and will also require approximately 2.5 hours of pre- and post-work.

Training date and time:

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2024
  • 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific/12:30 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern
  • Cost: FREE

MCLE information:

  • This course is approved for 5.75 California MCLE credits.

Workshop structure:

  • ~1.75 hours of pre-work including review of CAST’s Human Trafficking Defined e-learning course.
    • Note: Even if you’ve already previously viewed the Human Trafficking Defined video, participants will be required to re-review the course and complete the accompanying quiz to gain access to the live course.
  • 3.5 hours of live course instruction focused on practicing factual analysis using CAST’s EMP model.
  • ~45 minutes of post-work, application of the EMP model to a real-world case scenario.

Requirements for participation:

  • Commitment to complete pre- and post-work as well as attend the entire live training.
  • Must be a legal practitioner.
    • Due to limited space, priority will be given to licensed attorneys and DOJ accredited representatives at OVC-funded organizations. 
    • Due to the overwhelming demand for this training and limited capacity, we will no longer be offering this training to individuals who are unauthorized to practice, including legal assistants, law clerks, and paralegals. Unfortunately, there will be no waitlist available for non-licensed participants.
  • Technological requirements: working microphone/camera

Class size will be limited to 24 to facilitate peer learning and participation. 

If there is no availability during this workshop, please note we will be offering this workshop again in the near future, depending on demand and capacity.

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Additional information:

Starting in 2023, this course will be a pre-requisite to be admitted into CAST’s Intensive T Visa Declaration Workshop.




This training was produced by the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking under 15POVC-23-GK-00929-HT, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this document are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. This material is copyrighted by CAST © 2015-2024. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or duplicated in whole or part by any means without express prior agreement from CAST or the Office for Victims of Crime.