Exposing and Responding to Human Trafficking in 2014 (Free Webcast)

  • Human Rights

The Practising Law Institute is offering a free webcast of a presentation being offered live in New York entitled, Exposing and Responding to Human Trafficking in 2014, on February 7, 2014 at 1:45 pm Eastern.

Why you should attend

Human Trafficking has long been a hidden problem in New York state and the US. In 2000, Congress passed the federal Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act (TVPA) and has since re-authorized it three times making important modifications. In 2005, the US ratified the UN Trafficking Protocol. This was followed by passage of the New York state Trafficking Victim Protection and Justice Act in 2007. The New York law has been heralded as the most comprehensive law of its kind in the country. Yet, relatively few cases have been prosecuted in any jurisdiction. This program will provide an overview of what human trafficking is including in federal and state statutes, how it is often masked, and tools for legal professionals and courts to use in identifying and responding to this complex problem.

What you will learn
  • How to define human trafficking
  • Who traffickers are and how they operate
  • How to interview a victim
  • Criminal justice system response to human trafficking
  • How to address immigration and other legal issues
  • How New York State courts are responding to human trafficking


  • Hon. Judy Harris Kluger ~ Chief of Policy and Planning, New York State Courts


  • Taina Bien-Aime ~ Executive Director, Women's City Club of New York (WCC)
  • Hon. Fernando Camacho ~ Judge, NYS Court of Claims; Acting Supreme Court Judge, Suffolk County Supreme Court
  • Lori L. Cohen ~ Director of Anti-trafficking Initiative, Immigration Intervention Project, Sanctuary for Families
  • Dorchen A. Leidholdt ~ Director, Center for Battered Women's Legal Services, Sanctuary for Families
  • Anne Milgram ~ Senior Fellow, NYU School of Law
  • Kate Mogulescu ~ Supervising Attorney, Trafficking Victims Advocacy Project, The Legal Aid Society
  • Hon. Toko Serita ~ Criminal Court Judge, New York City Criminal Court, Queens County
  • John Temple ~ Assistant District Attorney, Attorney in Charge of the Human Trafficking Program, New York County District Attorney's Office

Program Attorney(s)

  • Doreen Odom ~ Practising Law Institute

More Information and Registration

  • CLE Credit Comments:

    CLE-PA Credits
    Credit Status: Approved
    Total Credits: 3.00
    General: 3.00

    Credit may be granted to an attorney who views a live webcast individually. There is a 4.0 credit limit per year for this type of viewing.

  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute
  • Website: www.pli.edu