Feb 4: In Our Backyard – Domestic Sex Trafficking

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 | 7 – 8PM
FREE to attend | Registration required
Location: 42 West 44th St., NY, NY 10036

The Task Force for Women in the Courts Committee at the NYC Bar Association invites you to join a panel of distinguished experts leading the fight against sex trafficking for a conversation about the prevalence of domestic sex trafficking in the U.S. and in New York and the harm it causes.

Topics of discussion will include: An overview of domestic sex trafficking and the issues unique to New York; The latest policy and legislative efforts at the macro level; What’s being done to prevent domestic trafficking at the local level; What the legal community and the Bar at-large could be doing to help support the efforts to combat domestic sex trafficking; Real life stories from the experts; Tips on how to help educate others in our communities.


TAINA BIEN-AIMÉ Executive Director of the Women’s City Club of New York

JAYNE BIGELSEN Director of Anti-Human Trafficking Initiatives/External Affairs, Covenant House

LAUREN HERSCH Director, Equality Now

CAROL SMOLENSKI Executive Director, End Child Prostitution And Trafficking-USA


DORCHEN A. LEIDHOLDT Director, Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services, Sanctuary for Families


Women in the Courts Task Force
Rebecca Berkebile, Chair

Committee on Juvenile Justice
Lynn Leopold, Chair

Committee on Sex and the Law
Pamela Zimmerman, Chair

Committee on Criminal Justice Operations
Risa Gerson, Chair

Committee on LGBT Rights
Jordan Backman, Chair


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