RBG’s Sandy Rosen has published an article in the 2010 Winter Edition of the  American Association for Justice, Civil Rights Section Newsletter entitled “Paving the way to your statutory attorney fees.” According to the article, “It is too late to begin planning your attorney’s fee application after your client prevails on a civil rights claim. You have to start thinking about your fee application and preparing for it when you write your retainer agreement and you have to keep thinking about it and preparing for it throughout the representation. For example, when you draft your complaint to make sure that you include a request for attorney’s fees and costs that allows you to claim fees pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1988 and any other federal, state, or local law that might apply.  In this article I present some practice tips, occasionally peppered with war stories.”