Human Trafficking: Survivors Speak and What Attorneys Can Do

Date: Sep 24, 2024 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $143

Non-Member Price: $179

Event Code: I151324

Areas of Law: Criminal Law, Labor & Employment

Earn up to 2.4 credits! (More Information)




Michelle Stegmann, Esq.
Administrator, Speakers Bureau Chair
New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking, Morristown


Joseph D. Remy, Esq.
3CE Assistant Prosecutor, Special Victims Unit
Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office, Mays Landing

Human trafficking is an ongoing problem that exists throughout the state of New Jersey. This crime impacts individuals of all genders, ages and backgrounds, placing them into exploitative conditions through psychological manipulation, deceitful recruitment, retention of personal documents, isolation and more.

Take part in this conversation to deepen your expertise on the intersection of major international events like the 2026 FIFA World Cup and human trafficking. You will hear firsthand from survivors, enhancing your ability to empathize and advocate effectively in your legal practice and gain the latest strategies and legal frameworks to help your clients address human trafficking proactively. 

This program is essential for any legal professional involved with or interested in anti-human trafficking efforts, offering tools and knowledge crucial for making a tangible difference in the lives of survivors and at-risk populations.


Program Agenda:

2:00 | Welcome and Introduction

2:05| The Impact of the FIFA World Cup in 2026 with Respect to Human Trafficking - Joseph Remy, 3CE Assistant Prosecutor, Special Victims Unit, Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office

Deepen your understanding of the legislative initiatives to address human trafficking and develop your ability to advise your clients:

  • Recognize the scale of the FIFA World Cup and the associated risks of increased human trafficking activity.
  • Examine current efforts to draft and enact legislation aimed at mitigating the risk of trafficking in the lead-up to the World Cup, review what the new legislation entails and its intended impact.
  • Analyze New Jersey’s approach to updating its human trafficking laws prior to the 2014 Super Bowl, recognizing patterns of trafficking associated with large-scale events, and preparing for future challenges.

2:35 | Evaluating Hospitality’s Role in Human Trafficking - Michelle Stegmann, Esq.

As New Jersey prepares for the influx of visitors during the 2026 FIFA World Cup, this session focuses on the heightened responsibilities and legal vulnerabilities of the hospitality industry in preventing and responding to human trafficking. With over 1500 lawsuits by human trafficking survivors against hotels and motels pending nationwide, it is critical that you:

  • Become aware of how the hospitality industry can become a focal point for human trafficking activities during major events and the need for its increased vigilance.
  • Discuss the specific legal obligations of hospitality entities to prevent human trafficking, including the necessary training for staff and balancing the privacy rights of patrons.
  • Survey the civil litigation landscape and current lawsuits against the hospitality industry and discover how these cases are shaping industry standards and practices.
  • Explore strategies and legal safeguards for the hospitality industry to proactively combat trafficking.

3:05 | Insights from Lived Experiences: A Survivor’s Perspective

Human Trafficking Survivors and Advocates, Moderated by Michelle Stegmann, Esq.

3:55 | Wrap Up and Closing Remarks

4:00 | Program Ends

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.4 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ General: 2.4).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Transitional: 2.0
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 2.0
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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