CAST’s Legal Working Group (LWG) call offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with legal professionals nationwide. It's a platform where you can ask questions, share experiences about human trafficking cases, and expand your professional network. This Legal Working Group is exclusively open to attorneys, DOJ Accredited Representatives, paralegals, and law students. If you don't fall under these categories, we encourage you to schedule Office Hours with our Senior Social Worker. Use the form below to sign up for call notifications.
On the call, we delve into topics such as immigration (with a focus on T visa practice), victims’ rights, law enforcement reporting, victim services and benefits, post-conviction relief, and survivor-centered lawyering. In addition, attendees gain access to the latest updates in anti-trafficking legal and policy matters.
Every 3rd Wednesday, we are joined by our Training and Technical Assistance Senior Social Worker. They're here to field your questions and discuss topics like trauma-informed practices, client relationships, and related subjects. (Please note, legal technical assistance questions won't be addressed during these calls.)
Every Wednesday at 12 PM PST/3 PM EST
(Download a calendar invite here.)
How to Access
💻 Computer https://meetings.dialpad.com/room/castla
☎️ Phone: (866) 383-9568
To have your question addressed during our Legal Working Group, submit your questions on our Legal Working Group - Pre-Submitted Questions Form. Avoid sending the same question multiple times. If you've already asked it through our individual TA request form, please wait for our written response. If you submit a question but fail to attend the call, you will be required to submit an individual technical assistance request.
**Please do not submit questions for future calls. Only send questions for the Wednesday call scheduled in the same week as your submission. We can only guarantee responses for questions related to the upcoming Wednesday call. Additionally, we cannot guarantee that we will answer all questions submitted, as we sometimes receive high volumes. In such cases, you may receive an email asking you to submit your request as an individual technical assistance request instead. Please sign up for email notifications as hat some calls may be canceled due to scheduling conflicts.
We also request that you refrain from submitting duplicate questions. If you've already submitted the same question through our individual TA request form, please await our written response to help us conserve resources.**
Use the form below to sign up for call notifications. Don't forget to check the "send me email updates" box to receive email notifications. If you miss this step, you won't receive any emails from us.