Monday, January 23, 2012

The Prevalence of Human Trafficking in Florida and the U.S. January 27th Live Online


Please join the Hispanic National Bar Association, Florida International University College of Law, and St. Thomas University School of Law's HALSA and CASBA for a candid discussion on

The Prevalence of Human Trafficking 
in Florida and the U.S.

A panel of experts from a variety of sectors will discuss the issue of human trafficking, the culture of violence and exploitation that fuels it, and how we can work to combat one of the most widespread and deadly problems of our time.

January 27, 2012 
FIU College of Law Large Courtroom
8:30 a.m. - Noon

Watch and chime in on Facebook!
Click on "HNBA Live Stream"

Welcome by Dean R. Alexander Acosta, FIU Law

HNBA introductory remarks by Michele Vargas, Carlton Fields

Closing remarks by Teresita Chavez Pedrosa, HNBA Florida Regional President


Norma Ramos, CATW
Human trafficking and the exploitation of women

Professor Gail Dines, Wheelock College (Boston, MA)
The demand for pornography as fuel for trafficking and female exploitation

Meg Baldwin, Refuge House
How organizations like Refuge House help battered women, children, and sexual assault survivors, and work to combat trafficking and abuse

Julie Ott, Lexis Nexis
Corporate responsibility with regard to trafficking and legal resources available through Lexis Nexis

Brenda Mezick, Florida State Attorney's Office
Legislative initiatives to fight human and sex trafficking in Florida


Dan Espino, Miami Springs City Councilman

Please RSVP by January 25, 2012 to

The application for Florida CLE credits has been submitted.
This event is free of charge.


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