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Human Trafficking: An Upstate Perspective CLE
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6/16/2016
When: Thursday, June 16, 2016
From 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Albany Law School - Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom
80 New Scotland Ave
Albany, New York  12208
United States
Contact: Graham Molho


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WHAT: The Gender Fairness Committee of the Third Judicial District—in conjunction with the Albany County Bar Association, Albany Law School, Capital District Women’s Bar Association, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), NYSBA Criminal Justice Section, NYSBA Committee on Immigration Representation, and The Legal Project—presents CLE titled “Human Trafficking: An Upstate Perspective.”


ISSUE: Since New York State enacted perhaps the nation’s strongest anti human trafficking statute in 2007, there have been 425 arrests statewide for sex and labor trafficking. However, all but 80 of those arrests have been in New York City. In the Third Judicial District, which includes the counties of Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster, there have been only nine arrests. Is the upstate region virtually devoid of the trafficking problem that plagues the rest of the nation, or is the potent and powerful 2007 law under-utilized?

 

TOPICS COVERED: This CLE will feature panel discussions that will include: an update on New York law on human trafficking, and how it compares with federal law; the perspective from the bench; the perspective from law enforcement; and the victim perspective.

 

WHO: Albany City Judge Rachel Kretser, chair of the Third Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee, will moderate. Panelists and presenters also include:

HON. FERNANDO CAMACHO
Suffolk County Supreme Court 
BRENDAN COX
Albany Police Chief
JOANNE MACRI
NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services 
HON. ERIC T. SCHNEIDERMAN
NYS Attorney General
HON. ANDRA ACKERMAN
Cohoes City Court Judge
CARL J. BOYKIN
NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services
MELISSA BREGER
Albany Law School Professor
HON. AMY MARTOCHE
Human Trafficking Intervention Court Judge of Buffalo
DAVID SOARES
Albany County District Attorney
JAMES SPERO
Special Agent of U.S. Homeland Security Investigations
NORA CRONIN
Office of Temporary Disability Services
CRAIG APPLE
Albany County Sheriff


CLE CREDITS: Three CLE credits available for the live program (2.0 Professional Practice/1.0 Ethics). Two credits available for the simulcast (2.0 Professional Practice)

 

COST: The program is free of cost and is presented as a courtesy by the co-sponsors.

  

SIMULCASTING INFORMATION

If you want CLE credit for the simulcast program, you must signup through this website and mark that you are doing the simulcast. If you have questions about this process, contact Graham Molho at acba@albanycountybar.com. Please note that attendees whom watch though the simulcast cannot receive ethics credit. 

Where to Watch:
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Vd6k-O6agE&feature=player_embedded
NYUCS: http://video.nycourts.gov/webcast.wmv

Materials:
Available here (.pdf)

Paperwork:
Affirmation
Evaluation

You must return a completed Affirmation and the optional Evaluation to Graham at acba@albanycountybar.com in order to receive credit.

If you have issues or questions of any kind, do not hesitate to reach out to the above email address. 

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