Identifying & Preventing Human Trafficking: The Role of Lawyers and Social Workers


Thursday, January 25th
4:00 - 6:15 pm
Reception 6:15 - 7:30 pm


Mitchell Hamline School of Law
875 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN


This 2-hour CLE will educate attorneys, social workers, and others on their professional and ethical obligation to identify human trafficking and provide assistance and resources to victims and survivors, focusing on the critical role they play in both identifying and preventing sex and labor trafficking, consistent with numerous policies adopted by the American Bar Association. 

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Schedule & Panels

4:00 - 6:15 pm, Panel Discussions
6:15 - 7:30 pm, Reception

Panel 1: Moderated by Gloria Contreras-Edin '05, owner and founder, Contreras Edin & Associates

The first panel will provide insights on how victims of human trafficking are recruited and how to identify human trafficking victims. 

  • Lisl Zamora '14, Attorney and advocate for immigration and human trafficking victims, Contreras Edin & Associates 
  • Linda Miller '76, founder of Civil Society 
  • Human Trafficking Survivor 

Panel 2: Moderated by Dena Sonbol '08, Dean of Academic Excellence, Mitchell Hamline School of Law

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. 

A reception will follow, featuring representatives and information from various groups in Minnesota that are working to end human trafficking and provide assistance to survivors.

Cost: $25 for lawyers; Non-lawyers may attend at no charge
2 Ethics CLE credits have been approved.
CEP-963 - 2 credits CE Minnesota Board of Social Work

Register to attend in-person of via live webcast!