Thursday, February 7, 2013

ABA House of Delegates and Human Trafficking

Yesterday, I posted information on proposals before the ABA House of Delegates, which in currently meeting. On Friday, February 8, the delegates also have three panels dedicated to the issue of human trafficking:

 “Lawyering for Child Victims of Human Trafficking” – Panelists will address practical considerations in representing child victims.
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Lone Star 2, 4th Floor, Renaissance Dallas

 “Human Trafficking 101 for Lawyers and Judges: Understanding the Issue – Exploring Solutions” – Experts will review federal and state law; discuss the work of state human trafficking task forces and local legislative developments; and present the business community’s efforts to combat trafficking.
1 – 2:30 p.m., Senators Lecture Hall, Lobby Level, Tower, Hilton Anatole

“Safe Harbor Laws for Victims of Sex Trafficking & Commercial Sexual Exploitation” Panelists will discuss model state statutes known as “safe harbor laws” that divert trafficking victims from criminal prosecution and guide them toward community supportive services. Immigration issues will also be addressed.
1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Lone Star 2, 4th Floor, Renaissance Dallas


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