This program will provide an overview of the legal process for volunteer attorneys to assist survivors of human trafficking in vacating their criminal convictions that resulted from their victimization. Criminal records are often used against survivors, impacting employment, housing, family court matters and immigration. Under New Jersey’s Human Trafficking Prevention, Protection, and Treatment Act, survivors can petition to have their records cleared if they can show that their crimes arose from their victimization. Attendees will learn how file these petitions on behalf of survivors, thereby helping them to fully recover and move on with their lives.
- Human Trafficking: Myths vs. Facts
- Vacating Convictions: When, Where, and How
- New Jersey’s Human Trafficking Prevention, Protection, and Treatment Act
- Doing the Work
- Interviewing and working with trauma survivors
- Preparing and Filing the Petition
- Collecting supporting documents
This program is co-sponsored with Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (vljnj.org). The registration fee will be waived for attorneys who agree to take one full representation case through Volunteer Lawyers for Justice over the next year. If you intend to volunteer, please indicate so by applying promo code PROBONO368 and the fee waiver will be confirmed when you sign in. Free for guests who do not want CLE credit with promo code NOCLE368.
This program has been approved by the New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.8 hours of total CLE credit.
- Jessica Kitson, Esq., Volunteer Lawyers for Justice
- Kate Mogulescu, Esq., The Legal Aid Society
- Geoffrey Rosamond, Esq. McCarter & English, LLP
CREDITS: NJ: 2.8 | NY: 2.5 | PA: 2.0
SUBJECT AREAS: Criminal Law
LOCATION: Rutgers Law School, Center for Law and Justice ,123 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102