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Labor Trafficking for Legal Professionals - Laws and Response

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Venue: Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $35.00

Deadline to Register: April 17

Minnesota has the opportunity to become a national leader in its response to all forms of human trafficking, both sex trafficking and labor trafficking. Already, Minnesota provides important safeguards to commercially sexually exploited minors, while holding perpetrators accountable. The same commitment toward victim protection and perpetrator accountability can help address serious forms of labor exploitation, including trafficking.

Minnesota legal professionals will play a vital role in preventing and responding to human trafficking. This CLE will provide basic definitions of human trafficking, including labor exploitation and labor trafficking; help legal professionals recognize indicators of potentially trafficked individuals and the risk factors of victims; and describe appropriate responses when working with potential victims of trafficking. The Advocates will present findings from their recently released report, Asking the Rights Questions: A Human Rights Approach to Ending Trafficking and Exploitation in the Workplace to illuminate the challenges facing victims of labor trafficking in Minnesota.

Lunch will be provided.

Co-sponsored by the MSBA Human Rights Committee


Madeline Lohman | Senior Researcher, The Advocates for Human Rights

Madeline Lohman is a Senior Researcher with The Advocates for Human Rights. She conducts research, community education and outreach, and legislative advocacy on immigrant rights in Minnesota. She also specializes in trainings and technical assistance on human rights advocacy for social justice organizations, as well as international monitoring and reporting, primarily on the death penalty. She recently published a report on labor trafficking and exploitation and is part of The Advocates’ team on combating human trafficking in Minnesota.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit approved | Event Code: 234736


Labor & Employment Section Members or MSBA Human Rights Committee Members: $10.00
MSBA Member but not a member of the Section: $20.00
Non-MSBA Members: $35.00
Government Agency Attorneys (EEOC, MDHR, etc.): FREE
Volunteer Attorneys (Legal Aid, VLN, etc.): FREE
Law Students: FREE

Government agency, volunteer attorneys, and HR Committee Members must register by email or phone. Please contact Kayla at or 612-278-6325 to sign up.

Remote Participation:

Remote participation is available. Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering. Instructions will be sent via e-mail the day before the CLE.

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Questions? Contact Kayla Erbach | 612-278-6325

The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify Kayla Erbach. Please provide at least 72 hours prior to the event to allow sufficient time to make arrangements.

No sessions have been associated with this event.