Innovations in the Fight Against Human Trafficking: Perspectives and Proposals

Innovations in the Fight Against Human Trafficking: Program

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8:15am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45am – 9:00am Introductions and Welcome by the Organizers and New York Law School

9:00am – 9:30am Introduction to the Topic – Innovation at the Front Lines
Florrie Burke, Consultant
The Honorable Pamela Chen, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
.5 CLE Credits (Transitional and Non-Transitional) in Areas of Professional Practice are available for this session

9:30am – 11:00am Panel I  Innovations Now! Developments in the Field of Practice
Florrie Burke (Moderator), Consultant
Patricia Medige, Senior Attorney, Colorado Legal Services, co-founder and President of the Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
Alexandra Patino, Director, New York City Family Justice Center, Queens
Anita Ramasastry, Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law
Dan Werner, Supervising Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center
1.5 CLE Credits (Transitional and Non-Transitional) in Areas of Professional Practice are available for this session

11:00am – 12:30pm Panel II  Labor: The Continuum of Exploitation
Tiffany Williams (Moderator), Coordinator of the Beyond Survival Campaign, National Domestic Workers Alliance
Janie Chuang, Professor of Law, Washington College of Law, American University
Jaribu Hill, Executive Director, Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights
Shannon Lederer, Director of Immigration Policy, AFL-CIO
Linda Oalican, Overall Coordinator and Community Organizer, Damayan Migrant Workers Association
1.5 CLE Credits (Transitional and Non-Transitional) in Areas of Professional Practice are available for this session

12:45pm – 2:00pm Lunch Keynote  Putting Survivors First: Innovative Legal Strategies in Human Trafficking Cases
Martina Vandenberg
, Founder and Director of the Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center, and 2012 Fellow of Open Society Institute

1.5 CLE Credits (Transitional and Non-Transitional) in Areas of Professional Practice are available for this session

2:15pm – 3:45pm Open Source Innovation Development Session

4:00pm – 5:15pm Panel III  Roundtable: Forging New Paths for Our Future
Melynda Barnhart (Moderator), Professor of Law, New York Law School

Denise Brennan, Professor of Anthropology, Georgetown University
Kathleen Kim, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Kate Mogulescu, Supervising Attorney, Trafficking Victims Advocacy Project, Legal Aid Society
Ivy O. Suriyopas, Director of Anti-Trafficking Initiative, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Juhu Thukral, Director of Law and Advocacy, The Opportunity Agenda
1.5 CLE Credits (Transitional and Non-Transitional) in Areas of Professional Practice are available for this session

5:15pm Wine & Cheese Reception