Panel Videos

Welcome & Remarks, Day One

Hon. Lawrence K. Marks
Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts of the State of New York

  • Remarks – “The Role of the State Justice Institute”
    Hon. Jim R. Hannah
    State Justice Institute Board Chairman, former President of the Conference of Chief Justices and Chair of the Board of the National Center for State Courts, and the former Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court
  • Keynote Remarks
    Hon. Jonathan Lippman
    Chief Judge of the State of New York

Luncheon Program

  • Keynote Remarks
    Hon. Eric T. Schneiderman (NY)
    Attorney General of the State of New York

Human Trafficking from the Judicial Perspective

Hon. Judy Harris Kluger (NY), Moderator
Executive Director, Sanctuary for Families; Former Judge and Chief of Policy & Planning for the New York State Unified Court System

  • Hon. Peggy Hoffman (TX), Dallas County Criminal Court
  • Hon. Catherine J. Pratt (CA) Commissioner, Superior Court of Los Angeles, Compton Juvenile Court, Succeeding Through Achievement and Resilience (STAR) Court
  • Hon. Peter A. Cahill (MN) Chief Judge of Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District (Hennepin County), Gaining Independence for Females in Transition (GIFT) Court
  • Hon. Toko Serita (NY) New York City Criminal Court, Queens County, Human Trafficking Intervention Court (HTIC)

Labor Trafficking and Promising Programs

Terence C. “Terry” Coonan, Esq. (FL), Moderator
Executive Director of the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, Associate Professor of Criminology and Courtesy Professor of Law, Florida State University, College of Law

  • Meredith Dank, Ph.D. (NY), Senior Research Associate, Justice Policy Center, Urban Institute
  • Dan Werner, Esq. (AL), Senior Supervising Attorney, Immigrant Justice Initiative, Southern Poverty Law Center

Working Together – Reaching Out To Our Justice Partners

Hon. Anita Alvarez (IL), Moderator
State’s Attorney, Cook County

  • Vednita Carter (MN), Founder and Executive Director, Breaking Free, a Minnesota-based non-profit and social justice/social change organization focused on assisting victims of trafficking
  • Hon. Bobbe J. Bridge (WA), Retired Supreme Court Judge; Founding President and CEO, Center for Children & Youth Justice, a nonprofit organization to reform Washington State’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems
  • Dorchen A. Leidholdt, Esq. (NY), Director, Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services, Sanctuary for Families, New York’s leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender violence
  • William C. Silverman, Esq. (NY), Partner and Chair of pro bono program, Proskauer Rose LLP

Innovative Strategies to Address Human Trafficking By Courts and Communities: Trial Courts, Task Forces and Law Enforcement

Ann Johnson, Esq. (TX), Moderator
Assistant District Attorney, Harris County District Attorney’s Office (specializing in investigating and prosecuting human trafficking crimes in Houston, Texas)

  • Hon. Sam Olens (GA), Attorney General of the State of Georgia
  • Hon. Elizabeth K. Lee (CA). The Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, Chair of the National Association of Women Judges Subcommittee on Human Trafficking
  • Hon. Fernando M. Camacho (NY), Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Suffolk County, New York; Founding Presiding Justice of Human Trafficking Intervention Court, Queens, New York

State Courts Taking Action (Showcase Different Courts)

David Slayton (TX), Moderator
Executive Director, Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council

  • Hon. Paul Herbert (OH), Franklin County Municipal Court, Columbus, Ohio, “Changing Actions to Change Habits (CATCH) Court”
  • Hon. Stacy Boulware Eurie (CA), Presiding Judge of the Sacramento County Juvenile Court
  • Hon. Desiree M. Charbonnet (LA), Chief Judge, City of New Orleans Municipal Court, Crossroads Diversion Program

Welcome and Plenary, Day Two

Hon. Lawrence K. Marks (NY), Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts of the State of New York

  • Hon. Betty Weinberg Ellerin (NY), Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird, LLP, Former Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, First Judicial Department
  • Cindy Hensley McCain (AZ)
    Co-Chair of the Arizona Human Trafficking Council

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