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Crime Victims' Rights Representation and Labor Trafficking Victims: the Challenges, Limitations and Opportunities
Cost CLE Credits Topics
$45.00 1.25 Access to Justice Cross-Disciplinary Partnerships & Collaboration, General Practice, Immigration, Victim Rights
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Presented By : Rose Mukhar & Erika Petty
Date: 12 Nov 2021

Crime Victims' Rights Representation and Labor Trafficking Victims: the Challenges, Limitations and Opportunities

Presented By: Rose Mukhar & Erika Petty

Date:         Friday, November 12, 2021
Time:        12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., Pacific (3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m., Eastern)
Duration:   75 minutes (1.25 Access to Justice Credits)
Cost:         $45 ($30.15 for Enhanced NAVRA Members)



Rose Mukhar, Founder, Executive Director, Principal Attorney, Justice At Last, Inc.

Rose Mukhar is a social justice attorney and in 2015 she founded Justice At Last, a non-profit law firm that provides free legal services and representation to victims of human trafficking so that they can seek justice on their own terms. Rose earned an LL.M. degree in International Legal Studies, and her J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law, an M.A. in International Relations from the United States International University, and a B.A. in Political Science from Wellesley College. Rose was awarded the 2021 Barbara Hammerman Award for her work with survivors of intimate partner violence; the 2019 Modern Day Abolitionist Award by the San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking; the National Crime Victim Law Institute Legal Advocacy Award in May 2018 for crime victims’ rights representation of trafficked persons; and was appointed as Abogado Consultor" to the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco in August 2019. Most recently, Rose graduated from the OneJustice Executive Fellowship Program.

Erika Petty, Executive Director, LOTUS Legal Clinic

Erika Petty is Executive Director and Lead Attorney at LOTUS Legal Clinic, where she has worked with survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking since 2016. Erika supervises staff attorneys and handles her own caseload of providing civil and immigration legal services to survivors. Erika is a frequent presenter and speaker on victimsâ€TM rights generally, and specifically, on meeting the needs of human trafficking survivors through a rights-based and victim centered lens. Prior to joining LOTUS Legal Clinic, Erika worked as a staff attorney at Legal Action of Wisconsin, providing civil legal services to low-income individuals. Erika graduated from Marquette University Law School in 2006 where she focused on public interest law and was recognized by the State Bar of Wisconsin with the Public Interest Student of the Year Award in May 2006. Erika enjoys running, sailing on the Great Lakes, and spending time with her husband and two sons.



This session will discuss the intersectionality and complexity of labor trafficking. Many survivors experience labor/sex exploitation and sexual violence during their victimization. As a result, these survivors need additional services, and their rights as crime victims to be amplified. There often is a tendency to mischaracterize the victimization as sexual assault or domestic violence. With these complexities in mind, presenters will describe the challenges and limitations of crime victims’ rights in these cases focusing on the tension between receiving victim services and asserting rights only when there is a report of the crime and how this impacts labor trafficking victims' access to redress, trusted support, and opportunities to make an informed decision about their rights and options.


CLE Accreditation

This CLE is a recorded session from the 2021 Crime Victim Law Conference.

The Oregon State Bar MCLE Department approved the 2021 Crime Victim Law Conference for a total of 23.75 CLE Credits (14.25 Access to Justice, 1.25 Ethics, and 8.25 General Credit Hours - ID 84518).  On demand sessions viewed are valid for credit. 

This session is eligible for 1.25 Access to Justice credits. This program is approved for 1.25 credits with the State Bar of California; NCVLI is an approved CA multiple activity provider. The training may be eligible for CLE credit in other states. For a certificate of attendance following viewing, please email with your name and the 3 attendance codes from the video.

The powerpoint for this training will be available for download in a button below the video.

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