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Byrne Published in NLJ

August 2016

MVA Ethics and Compliance Counsel Sarah Byrne was published in The National Law Journal on August 29.  Her article, "Human Trafficking Persists, But Firms Can Help," discusses how pro bono lawyers can assist survivors with protective orders and getting criminal records vacated.

Survivors of human trafficking are not always entitled to a court-appointed attorney or eligible for legal aid but, unlike victims of most other crimes, they have tremendous legal needs, due to their experience of being trafficked.

Without legal representation, survivors of trafficking can be left to wade through the rocky waters of justice alone, un-empowered and misunderstood; an experience not too dissimilar from being trafficked.

Law firms are well-positioned to step up and assist victims of human trafficking with their various legal needs through pro bono efforts.”

Click here to read the full article.