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Human Trafficking and Forced Labor: Litigation Trends and the Power of Pro Bono (Free Webcast)

Thursday June 22

  • By: Practising Law Institute
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Online Webcast, United States
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  • Source: Pennsylvania

The Practising Law Institute is offering a free one-hour briefing via webcast entitled Human Trafficking and Forced Labor: Litigation Trends and the Power of Pro Bono on June 22, 2017 from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm Eastern.

The International Labor Organization estimates that 20.9 million people around the globe are held in all forms of servitude, including forced labor.  For decades, impunity has been the norm.  But the status quo is changing.  Supply chains are under tremendous scrutiny, with legislation mandating greater transparency.  Strategic litigation has emerged as a tool to combat forced labor in the United States and abroad.  And federal prosecutors now have the power to bring extraterritorial cases in U.S. courts.

Over the past five years, pro bono attorneys have played a key role in fighting for justice for victims of forced labor.  The number of civil trafficking cases filed in U.S. federal courts has tripled since 2012.  The trend is likely to continue, with demands for accountability increasing across the globe. 

Please join Martina Vandenberg, President of the Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center, for this Briefing to learn more about:

  • Recent federal indictments for forced labor in the U.S.
  • Recent civil trafficking case trends in U.S. federal courts
  • Extraterritorial jurisdiction for forced labor under federal law
  • Pro bono representation of trafficking victims in the federal courts
  • Labor trafficking victims’ rights in the United States

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  • CLE Credit Comments:

    CLE-PA Credits
    Credit Status: Approved
    Total Credits: 1.00
    General: 1.00

    Attendance at this event is categorized as "distance learning" by the PA CLE Board. Under current rules, lawyers have the option of completing six (6) hours per compliance year of distance learning by participating in pre-approved, interactive, Internet or computer based CLE programs. More information on distance learning CLE credit.

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