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MVA highlighted for role in the Charlotte Pro Bono Triage
(September 2019)

Moore & Van Allen was highlighted in the Charlotte Business Journal and Business North Carolina’s Daily Digest on September 5 for its commitment to the Charlotte Pro Bono Triage.

Moore & Van Allen Attorney Sarah Byrne Helps Lead Charge with North Carolina’s New Human Trafficking Law
(July 2019)

A victory for the Human Trafficking Pro Bono Project and its advocacy work! On July 22, Governor Cooper signed into law a bill increasing access to justice for human trafficking survivors. Charlotte Ethics and Compliance Counsel Sarah Byrne chaired the NC Human Trafficking Commission subcommittee responsible for drafting legislative recommendations providing post-conviction relief and a civil remedy for human trafficking.

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. 

Byrne Featured on Charlotte Talks
(August 2017)

On August 15, Ethics & Compliance Counsel and member of the Charlotte Metropolitan Human Trafficking Task Force Sarah Byrne was featured on Charlotte Talks as a panelist discussing the problem of human trafficking in North Carolina, what to look for in finding victims and how Charlotte-area groups are working together to fight this problem.

Byrne Published in NLJ
(August 2016)

Byrne Presents at Pro Bono Institute’s 2016 Annual Conference
(April 2016)

Byrne on WFAE's Charlotte Talks
(January 26, 2016)

An Update from Moore & Van Allen’s Human Trafficking Pro Bono Project
(July 2015)

Over the last year, the Human Trafficking Pro Bono Project at Moore & Van Allen has assisted victims of human trafficking in approximately forty matters.

MVA hosts “Representing Victims of Human Trafficking” CLE
(February 20, 2015)

MVA recently hosted a “Representing Victims of Human Trafficking” CLE.

MVA Hosts Trafficking Press Conference & Training
Event held in recognition of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, (January 2015)

Members of the Charlotte Metropolitan Human Trafficking Task Force, along with representatives from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, numerous community organizations and the media, gathered for a press conference and training in MVA's Charlotte office on January 9.

Byrne Named a Woman of Justice
North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, (November 2014)

Conflicts Counsel Sarah Byrne was named a Lawyers Weekly 2014 Women of Justice Award honoree.

Human Trafficking Project Makes Front Page Headlines
Carolina Paralegal News, (October 2014)

The Firm's Human Trafficking Project, and project leaders Sarah Byrne, Stephanie Gryder, and Sally Hentz, were featured on the front page article of Carolina Paralegal News.

Moore & Van Allen Announces Human Trafficking Pro Bono Project
Firm launches program to combat modern-day slavery; hosts training with national trafficking expert for lawyers and victim advocates, (June 2014)

Firm & Attorneys Honored for Pro Bono Service to Domestic Violence Victims
(April 2014)

The Firm, along with Member Paul Peralta, Associates Cabell Clay and Mindy Vervais, and Conflicts Counsel Sarah Byrne received Safe Alliance’s Commitment to Justice Award at the inaugural Barrister’s Ball.

Byrne Teaching Women and Law Class at Charlotte School of Law
(September 2013)

Charlotte Conflicts Counsel Sarah Byrne is teaching the Fall 2013 "Women and the Law" class at Charlotte School of Law.

Sarah Byrne and Kimberly Zirkle Receive "40 Under 40" Award
(June 9, 2009)

Kimberly Zirkle and Sarah Byrne have been recognized as Charlotte Business Journal “40 Under 40” winners for 2009.

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