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Message from Sally Nicholes : Managing Partner

Human Trafficking Film Event – 30 October 2014 at 6pm to 8pm LIV Lecture Theatre – all welcome

 

Two of our Associates, Linda Rayment and Claire Walczak are the co-chairs of the Law Institute of Victoria’s (LIV) Young Lawyers Community Issues Committee (CIC). This role has seen Linda and Claire work tirelessly in 2014 to raise awareness about Human Trafficking in Australia which resulted in them establishing a human trafficking taskforce dedicated to bringing lawyers together from all legal spheres to combat this global problem in Australia. The Taskforce is currently working with Anti-Slavery Australia to establish a Melbourne legal services clinic to represent victims of human trafficking.

On Thursday 30 October 2014 from 6:00pm-8:00pm, Linda and Claire and their Community Issues Committee will be holding a Human Trafficking Film Event at the LIV Lecture Theatre. The event will screen “Trafficked – The Reckoning” which is the sequel to Trafficked, one of SBS Television’s highest rating documentaries, which follows the journey of retired Australian Federal Police officer, Chris Payne, as he works to bring to justice the man who brutally enslaved a 13 year old Thai teenager, Ning, in an Australian brothel. Following the screening an expert panel including Chris Payne, the case’s lead investigator in Ning’s case, Jennifer Burn, Director, Anti-Slavery Australia and Fiona McLeod SC, a key player in the battle to win victim compensation for Ning, will explore the current issues surrounding human trafficking and what, as a community, can be done in combatting this global problem.

If you are interested in attending this event please RSVP to [email protected]

http://www.liv.asn.au/Professional-Development/whatsOn-Calendar.aspx?evpage=EventDetail&function_code=YL236/YL236&eventid=YL236

The cost of the event is $35 for LIV members and $50 for non-members which will include light refreshments.

 

 

 

By Nicholes Family Lawyers

 

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