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NFHTA Litigating Fair Housing Cases - August 2022


August 23 - September 1, 2022




The Litigating Fair Housing Cases course is designed for those who are involved in FHIP and FHAP litigation to understand and apply the methods and strategies for effective fair housing enforcement.

Presented topics include:

  • Pre-cause/pre-litigation case analysis
  • Transitioning from investigation to litigation
  • Prompt judicial action and injunctive relief, discovery, damages and attorney fees, pre-trial preparation, post-filing conciliation, motion practice, and trials

Participants will engage with experts to learn time saving techniques in litigation and will learn by reviewing and discussing a variety of cases. This course is practical, based on actual cases, and highly interactive as participants will have many opportunities to ask questions, strategize, share their experiences, and learn from peers.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, participants will:

  • Understand the methods and strategies for effective fair housing enforcement
  • Learn the benefits of counsel%u2019s pre-filing involvement in fair housing cases and how to transition from investigation to enforcement
  • Apply applicable theories of liability and proof elements to determine reasonable cause and to develop a systemic, comprehensive method for conducting discovery and engaging in trial preparation
  • Hear from experts on how to handle cases from the time of a charge/court complaint through the nuts and bolts of litigation to completion
  • Learn time saving techniques in litigating cases, as well as guidance and strategies from experts and peers



August 23, 25, 30, and September 1, 2022

1:00 - 4:00 PM ET


Note: Submitting a registration request does not confirm eligibility to attend the course.

You will receive an enrollment notification within 1-2 weeks of the course start date notifying if your request was approved, waitlisted, or declined.

If approved to attend the course, you will receive an email from the NFHTA Registrar inviting you to complete Step 2 of the registration process.

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Eligibility Criteria

Role and Experience

  • Participants should have at least 3 years of fair housing experience or comparable civil rights experience. Participants should also be licensed attorneys or legal assistants.

Participant Expectations

  • Attend all 4 classes
  • Complete the pre-work and homework
  • Actively participate in the training by embracing new learning and skills and building relationships with others

Attendees Allowed Per Agency

Seats in Academy courses are extremely limited and reserved on a first come, first served basis.

Due to limited capacity, only one staff member per agency is permitted to attend this course. Please coordinate with other staff members at your agency, and select a single person to submit a registration request.

What to Expect

Time Commitment

The total time commitment for this course is 16 hours, which includes 12 hours of virtual instructor-led course via Zoom and 4 hours of homework. Participants must attend all 4 days of the course to receive a certificate of completion.

Participants are invited to attend office hours 30 minutes before and after course instruction each day of the course.

Course Format

This course is conducted in an virtual interactive format via Zoom that includes lecture-style teaching along with breakout groups to encourage further discussion. Participants are encouraged to use their webcam during this course.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

If you have any language, learning, and/or accessibility needs, please identify those in an email to nfhta@cloudburstgroup.com as soon as possible.


Prior to the first day of instruction, approved participants will be sent course session specific materials. In addition, NFHTA has curated a list of resources that supplement the course curriculum. View the Litigating Fair Housing Cases Resources.


NFHTA provides knowledge, skill, and capacity building opportunities necessary to end housing discrimination in all its forms. The Academy features virtual and in-person courses and resources for FHIP and FHAP staff of all experience levels.

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Note: The National Fair Housing Training Academy provides training by and to HUD partners, including entities and persons participating in HUD's Fair Housing Assistance Program and its Fair Housing Initiatives Program. The views offered by speakers and participants do not necessarily reflect HUD's views. Similarly, unless otherwise noted, documents provided as part of the training were created and maintained by the Academy and may not reflect HUD's official position. HUD-produced guidance documents as well as Academy training materials, except when based on statutory or regulatory authority or law, do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. Such guidance documents are intended only to provide clarity to Academy students regarding existing requirements under the law or HUD policies. The information is not intended to provide legal advice to any individual or entity. Please refer to relevant laws and regulations and/or your own legal advisor before taking any action based on information in Academy materials. Some materials have been translated into languages other than English; slight variations may have resulted from the translation.

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