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Byrne Published in Law360

August 2017
MVA Ethics & Compliance Counsel Sarah Byrne was published in Law360 on August 23. Her article, "A Law Firm Guide To Helping Victims Of Human Trafficking," provides readers with the steps to begin assisting victims of human trafficking with their various legal needs such as addressing past criminal records, advocating for victim-witness rights, and other civil matters. 

Survivors of human trafficking need health care, counseling, housing and support/empowerment programming, but they also need lawyers. Unlike victims of many other crimes, trafficking survivors have their own uniquely complicated legal needs due to their experience of being trafficked; yet they are not always entitled to a court-appointed attorney or eligible for legal aid. 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.”

Byrne was recently published by the Wake Forest Law Review on the same topic. 

Click here to read the Law360 article.