How Attorneys Can Help Victims of Human Trafficking

  • 28 Sep 2011
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Moritz College of Law, Columbus Ohio
How Attorneys Can Help Victims of Human Trafficking
6.75 CLE

(With lunch included)
Approval Pending

Sponsored by: The Salvation Army
Co-Sponsored by: Ohio Women's Bar Foundation, Lexis Nexis, The Women's Fund and Rescue & Restore

Human Trafficking in Ohio?

A form of modern day slavery, human trafficking is the commercial exploitation of people. Human trafficking is the fastest growing international crime, second only to drug dealing in size. In 2000, Congress passed the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, making human trafficking a federal crime and defining two categories, labor and sex. Labor trafficking victims are exploited in settings such as agricultural, restaurant, janitorial or domestic work. Sex trafficking victims are exploited in prostitution, stripping or pornography. The US Department of State reports that 20,000 foreign nationals are trafficked into the US each year. Eighty percent are female and 50% are minors. US citizens, including minors, are also victimized by human trafficking. The Ohio Trafficking in Persons Study Commission Report on the Prevalence of Human Trafficking in Ohio conservatively estimates that at least 6,316 Ohioans are at risk of being trafficked and at least 1,861 are believed to be trafficked in Ohio today.

SEMINAR DESCRIPTION
This training is open to all areas of law, including, but not limited to Criminal, Civil, Juvenile, Family, Immigration, etc.

Purposes of this training are to raise awareness of human trafficking among legal professionals and to train and recruit attorneys willing to provide pro-bono services to victims of trafficking throughout the state of Ohio. Any participant who provides 10 hours of pro-bono services to victims of trafficking will be refunded their registration fee.

The training will include the following: the Definition and Scope of Human Trafficking, Federal and Ohio Human Trafficking Law, Victim Advocacy, a Panel on Collaboration, and a discussion of human trafficking cases.

9:00-9:10  Welcome
Carter Stewart, U.S. Attorney

9:10-9:45  Human Trafficking 101
Michelle Hannan, The Salvation Army

9:45-10:15  Overview of Federal HT Law
Dan Brown & Heather Hill, Assistants for the United States Attorney of the Southern District of Ohio

10:15 -10:30  Break

10:30 -11:00  Overview of Ohio HT Law
Emily Pelphrey, Ohio Attorney General’s Office,
Special Prosecutor’s Unit

11:00-12:00  Victim Advocacy
Elizabeth Campbell, University of Michigan Anti-Human Trafficking Law Clinic

12:00-12:45  Lunch

12:45-1:45  Panel: The Importance of Collaboration
FBI - Kristen Cadieux, ICE - Amy Allen, Dept. Of Labor - George Victory, CATCH - Judge Paul Herbert, CPD - Aaron Dennis

1:45-2:45  Case Review: Break-Out Groups

2:45-3:00  Break

3:00-5:00  Case Review: Large Group Discussion

Download brochure and registration form for more information. Or register online.

Registration: $100
Government Attorneys: $5.00
Students & Non Attorneys: Free

Contact Stephanie Rapp at The Salvation Army for more information. (616) 437-2147.


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