Human Trafficking

 A 2008 article in Perspectives, a publication of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, highlights the work of women advocates in combating human trafficking:

Restoring Human Dignity: Women Lawyers Push Back Against Human Trafficking

The ABA Task Force on Human Trafficking has developed resources for bar associations who wish to educate their own members and the public about this issue.

Voices for Victims: Lawyers Against Human Trafficking Toolkit for Bar Associations

Click below to download a news report about a program sponsored by Salem, Oregon’s Mary Leonard Law Society:


The Association for Women Lawyers (New Orleans, Louisiana) named support of Eden House, the first home in Louisiana for human trafficking survivors and the only home for women trying to leave prostitution, as their 2015 fall outreach project.

At the NCWBA’s 2011 Women’s Bar Leader Summit, Strength Across Borders, held at the Law Society of Upper Canada in Toronto, the challenging topic of how women’s bar groups can help fight human trafficking both domestically and internationally was addressed.   Speaking to the gathering of US and Canadian attorneys were Janet Stansberry Drake of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, Robin H. Thompson, Senior Program Director of the Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights and Joy Smith, Member of Parliament for Kildonan – St. Paul, Manitoba.  Below are some of the written materials shared with the attendees:




Combatting Human Trafficking Presentation