Causes of Action & Pre-Filing Considerations in Federal Court-CD

Causes of Action & Pre-Filing Considerations in Federal Court-CD

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Causes of Action & Pre-Filing Considerations in Federal Court

This 90 minute web seminar was originally presented live on March 22, 2012.


This seminar will teach you how to spot issues that can be addressed in Federal Court and will walk you through the important practical considerations and planning that must be undertaken prior to bringing a claim.

  • Is There Anything I Can Do?—Identifying Potential Federal Claims
  • Can I Still Bring the Case?—Statutes of Limitations
  • Will I Ever Get Paid?—Assessing Damages & Identifying Fee Shifting Statutes
  • How Do I Survive Until Payday? Assessing Out of Pocket Costs & Time Horizon
  • I Need Help! Finding Co-counsel for Your Case and Work Style
  • Likelihood of Settlement?—Evaluating the Negotiation Position
  • Relevant Federal Rules
  • Lifecycle of Events in Two Case Types:
  • Petition for Writ of Mandamus
  • APA Lawsuit



CLE Information

Please note that your jurisdiction may limit OnDemand credit depending on the date of the original presentation. Please view the OnDemand Downloadable and CD-Rom Expiration Chart for more details.

To view CLE eligibility and the number of credits you may claim for completing this 90-minute seminar, please contact us at

  • AILA applies for accreditation upon attorneys request after participation for the following states: DE, KY, RI, and WY. Programs are typically approved.
  • Attorneys must apply individually for approval of OnDemand programs in the following states: FL, ID, ND, PR, and UT.
  • Not Eligible for CLE: AR, IA, IN, KS, MN, MO, MS, SC, TN, TX and VA.

For more information about CLE credit, please email


Denyse Sabagh (dl), Washington, DC

Denyse Sabagh is head of Duane Morris LLP's immigration department, Past President and general counsel of AILA and currently serves on the Board of Governors. She is a seasoned litigator and handles complex matters for both corporate and individual clients. She is consistently ranked as a leading business immigration lawyer by Chambers Global and USA and The International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers. She has been recognized by the Washington Post and Washingtonian Magazine as one of "Washington D.C.'s Best Lawyers."

Stacy Tolchin, Los Angeles, CA

Stacy Tolchin practices exclusively in immigration law. Ms. Tolchin is the recipient of the American Immigration Lawyers Association's 2009 Jack Wasserman Award for excellence in immigration litigation, the 2009 American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California Equal Justice Advocacy Award, and the 2008 recipient of the National Immigration Law Center Annual Award. She is a member of the board of directors of the National Immigration Project for the National Lawyers Guild.

Marc Van Der Hout, San Francisco, CA

Marc Van Der Hout is the founding partner of San Francisco’s Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale Immigration Law Firm, he has been a long-time member of AILA’s Board. In over thirty years of practice, he has litigated many cases of national importance including the ABC and LA8 cases and has twice received AILA’s Jack Wasserman award for litigator of the year. He is a past President of the National Lawyers Guild, a past chair of the Guild’s National Immigration Project and has been a member of NIP’s governing Board for over two decades.

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