Fighting Wage Theft
A Seminar on Fighting Widespread Patterns of Abuse to Vulnerable Communities
(Hosted by the Workers Defense Project)




MCLE Training – Friday, January 18, 2013, 8:30am – 12:45pm
5604 Manor Road, Austin, Texas 78723
(3 hours / 1 hour ethics)
Course No. 901260837

1. Ethical Considerations of Working with Immigrant Laborers (1:11)
    Patricia Zavala, Workers Defense Project

The intersection of poverty, limited English proficiency, varied immigration statuses, and cultural differences often raises new and unexpected concerns. Ms. Zavala draws upon her vast experience as an organizer and advocate to help attorneys know how best to serve this client population

2. Case Study: Legal Advocacy & Organizing for Systemic Change (38:16)
    David Van Os, David Van Os & Associates, P.C.

A discussion of the relationship between formal litigation and collaboration with workers’ groups in public advocacy, using a case study in which Mr. Van Os and his clients, a labor union and its members, simultaneously utilized organizing, lawful public demonstrations, litigation, and public advocacy,\.


3. Handling Your First Wage Claim (1:28:34)
    Edmond S. Moreland, Jr., Floreani & Moreland, LLP

Attendees with no prior experience in wage-and-hour cases become acquainted with the basic principles involved in case evaluation, negotiation, advocacy, and collecting on a favorable judgment.


4. Welcome to JP Court: What to Expect in Justice and Small Claims (2:45:18)
    Brian McGiverin, Texas Civil Rights Project