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CLE-Human Trafficking 101: What You Need to Know from Those Who Know Firsthand

January 17, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sex Trafficking Committee presents

Human Trafficking 101: What You Need to Know from Those Who Know Firsthand

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January 17, 2023

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Human trafficking in all its manifestations devastates the lives of individuals and destroys families and communities. Although no State can offer a specific count of the victims of human trafficking, due in part to its clandestine nature, the magnitude of this crime is clear. What is most important for us to understand about this deadly phenomenon is that there is a vibrant market ready to exploit and profit from these human beings.

In this one and a half hour CLE, you will learn legal definitions of human trafficking, both state and federal, and what it looks like in real life. Panelists will debunk common myths about the realities of trafficking and discuss how trafficking laws in NYS have evolved since 2007. Finally panelists will discuss the importance of New York adopting the Sex Trade Survivors Justice and Equality Act – The Equality Model in New York State.


Mary Armistead, Esq., Staff Attorney
The Legal Project

Dorchen Leidholdt, Director
Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services,
Sanctuary for Families

Taina Bien-Aimé, Executive Director
Coalition Against Trafficking in Women

Melanie Thompson, Youth Outreach Coordinator
Coalition Against Trafficking in Women

Moderated by:

William Silverman, Partner, Proskauer Rose

1.0 CLE Credits 

(Transitional / Non-Transitional)

Free to Members

To register for this virtual event, please email RCastela@proskauer.com

CLE credits will be provided by Proskauer Rose


January 17, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


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