Duane Morris Pro Bono Program Helps Survivors of Human Trafficking Make a New Start

To help meet the staggering need for legal services to survivors of human trafficking, Duane Morris attorneys through the firm’s pro bono program have teamed up with several amazing nonprofit organizations to assist sexually exploited women and girls in vacating and expunging criminal convictions related to their status as trafficked persons. Continue reading “Duane Morris Pro Bono Program Helps Survivors of Human Trafficking Make a New Start”

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”

Duane Morris Pro Bono Team Hosts Successful Veterans Day Celebrations

The firm’s 20 U.S. office participated in events and legal clinics to celebrate Veterans Day and honor those who have served us. More than 100 attorneys attended legal clinics or trainings on veterans disability claims, general civil legal matters or discharge upgrades. Continue reading “Duane Morris Pro Bono Team Hosts Successful Veterans Day Celebrations”

Duane Morris Pro Bono Team Fights Against Domestic Violence With Women Against Abuse

On Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Duane Morris attorneys and staff in Philadelphia sat with Molly Callahan, Kathleen O’Malley and Azucena Ugarte from Women Against Abuse and partnered with them to help women in intimate partner violence relationships. Continue reading “Duane Morris Pro Bono Team Fights Against Domestic Violence With Women Against Abuse”