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ABA Panel to Discuss Sex Trafficking in the US

ABA Panel to Discuss Sex Trafficking in the US

By Daniel Buchanan

CHICAGO, Jan. 4, 2011 — Several months ago, Chicago media reported allegations against nine people arrested in connection with human trafficking. Increased national and international attention to these issues, including sex-trafficking, will be the focus of discussion among experts from around the state addressing “Sex Trafficking from the Boardroom to the Classroom: Prevention, Intervention & Prosecution.” The panel, sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of International Law, is the third of a four–part series on trafficking.

Guests will explore how to address trafficking issues, including the need for corporate stakeholders to get involved, ways to develop innovative prevention methods and legislation in Illinois that could address the problems.

ABA Section of International Law
, International Human Rights Committee

  • Anita Alvarez, Cook County State’s Attorney
  • Tianne Bataille, Former Senior Counsel at Accenture LLP, and Chair of the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services Anti-Trafficking Signature Program
  • Rachel Durchslag, Founder and Executive Director, Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation
  • Gunilla Ekberg, Professor, Master’s Programme in International Human Rights at the Faculty of Law and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the University of Lund, Sweden
  • Jennifer Greene, Violence Against Women Policy Advisor to Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez
  • Lynne Johnson, Police and Advocacy Director, Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation
  • Maria Woltjen, Director of the Immigrant Child Advocacy Project

Sex Trafficking from the Boardroom to the Classroom: Prevention, Intervention & Prosecution

Jan. 10
10 a.m. – Noon CST

Vedder Price P.C.
222 N. LaSalle Street

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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Editor’s Note: There is no charge for media covering this event. For media credentials to attend this event, please contact Rabiah Alicia Burks, ABA Communications & Media Relations, at or 202-662-1002. 

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