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Identifying and Preventing Human Trafficking: The Role of Lawyers and Social Workers
Start Date: 1/25/2018Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 1/25/2018End Time: 6:00 PM
Event Cost: $25.00 USD
Event Description:
On January 25, 2018, Mitchell Hamline School of Law (MHSL) will present a continuing education program for lawyers and social workers on the subject of human trafficking, focusing on the critical role that they play in both identifying and preventing sex and labor trafficking. Consistent with the resolutions by the American Bar Association noted above, the panels will both address ethical obligations of lawyers.

2.0 ETHICS CLE credits have been approved by the Minnesota Board of CLE.

3:30 to 4:00: Registration
4:00 to 4:05: Welcome and introductions, Professor Sharon K. Sandeen
4:05 to 5:05: Panel #1: Moderated by Gloria Contreras-Edin
The first panel will provide insights on how victims of human trafficking are recruited and how to identify human trafficking victims.
1. Lisl Zamora, Attorney, Contreras Edin & Associates, P.A. Attorney and advocate for immigration and human trafficking victims.
2. Linda Miller, founder of Civil Society
3. Salima Khakoo, Esq., HUSL '02, CEO and Managing Attorney, American Dream Law

5:05 to 5:15: Break

5:15 to 6:15: Panel #2: Moderated by Dean Dena Sonbol, MHSL
The second panel will discuss the local resources that are available to assist human trafficking victims and how attorneys and social workers might utilize those resources to address problems that they encounter. All panelists will provide insights about how best to communicate with victims of human trafficking.
1. Dave Pinto, Minnesota legislator and Ramsey County Attorney focusing on juvenile sex trafficking.
2. Lauren Ryan, Safe Harbor Minnesota, Department of Health.
3. Kristi Jarvas, Sexual Assault Resource Service, Hennepin County Medical Center.

Nonprofits that aid and assist human trafficking victims are invited to table at this event. For more information, contact Donna Rauch at
Location Information:
Mitchell Hamline School of Law - *Main Campus  (View Map)
875 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105
Phone: 651-227-9171
Room: Auditorium (245)
Contact Information:
Name: Donna Rauch
Phone: 651-695-7674
Event sponsored by:
The Child Protection Program at Mitchell Hamline School of Law and the Contreras Edin & Associates law firm.
Event Open To:
attorneys, social workers, and anyone in a role that can provide support to victims and survivors of human trafficking.
This event will also be live webcast.

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