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JMBM Forum on Current Issues: Human Trafficking Awareness

The next presentation of the JMBM Forum on Current Issues, hosted by the firm’s Women Lawyers, is July 8 at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Jennifer Musto of Wellesley College and Stephanie Richard of the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) will discuss human trafficking issues, their work in prevention and awareness, and possible pro bono activities.

Dr. Musto is an Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, and Ms. Richard is CAST’s Policy and Legal Services Director. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and a reception.

Date and Time

Monday, July 8th, 2013

5:30pm – 7:30pm


1900 Avenue of the Stars, 7th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90067


Contact Doreen Filice at 310.201.3589 or to register.

Spaces are limited.


Parking is available at Westfield Century City Mall shopping center located directly across Avenue of the Stars from our office. We cannot validate on-site parking.


Contact Doreen Filice at 310.201.3589 or if you have any questions.

About the Speakers

Dr. Jennifer Musto

Jennifer Musto is an Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College. She received her PhD in Women’s Studies from UCLA, and has held postdoctoral fellowships at USC and Rice University. Her research and teaching interests focus on gender, sexuality, technology, and the law. She is currently at work on a book project which examines how attention to human trafficking in the United States has contributed to heightened multi-professional collaboration between law enforcement and non-governmental actors. Jennifer has lectured widely on human and sex trafficking, sex work, and technology, and her research has received financial support from a variety of sources, including Wellesley College, UCLA, Northeastern University, the Fulbright Scholar Program, and Microsoft Research.

Stephanie Richard

Stephanie Kay Richard, Esq., is the Policy & Legal Director at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) where she provides direct legal services to survivors of human trafficking and technical consultation on human trafficking cases nationwide. Ms. Richard has also worked as an attorney at the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law and at the civil rights litigation firm, Swick & Shapiro. She is the author of “State Legislation and Human Trafficking: Helpful or Harmful?” published in the Michigan Journal of Law Reform (Feb. 2005). She graduated summa cum laude from American University, Washington College of Law, where she was the recipient of a public interest/public service scholarship. She is licensed to practice law in California, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington, DC.

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