All posts by Valentine A. Brown

January Is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month: Defining the Problem of Human Trafficking

According to the International Labor Organization and UNICEF there are about 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally. 68% are trapped in forced labor, 26% are children and 55% are women and girls. Forced labor and human trafficking is a $150 billion industry worldwide. Human trafficking is not a developing world problem. It is our problem. Unfortunately, the United States is a source and transit point, as well as one of the leading destinations for child sexual exploitation. It does not have to be this way. Continue reading January Is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month: Defining the Problem of Human Trafficking

How To Help Those Who Are Factually Innocent

On October 29, 2015, attorneys in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh office sat with Marissa Boyers Bluestine, Esq. of the PA Innocence Project to learn how to help those who have been wrongly convicted of crimes and are factually innocent. Marissa, a former Duane Morris litigation associate, has served as the Legal Director of the Project since it began in 2009. She coordinates and supervises the legal efforts of the organization as well as promotes the mission to strengthen and improve the effectiveness of the criminal justice system in Pennsylvania through public education and advocacy. The PA Innocence Project is the only organization in the state of Pennsylvania to help those who are factually innocent and have been wrongly convicted. Continue reading How To Help Those Who Are Factually Innocent

Pro Bono Law Blog

Duane Morris Pro Bono Team Steps Up For Citizenship

On Saturday, September 19, 2015  Duane Morris attorneys and pro bono attorneys from around Philadelphia assisted more than 60 applicants with the U.S. Citizenship applications. Continue reading Duane Morris Pro Bono Team Steps Up For Citizenship