What is the Human Trafficking Legal Access Center?

This site is a project developed by the American Bar Association Task Force on Human Trafficking and Polaris Project, and hosted by probono.net. The goal of this site is to provide information and resources for service providers that work with human trafficking survivors and to connect human trafficking service providers that have the capacity to provide training, mentoring and supervision to pro bono attorneys who want to work with their clients.  Meet our supporters.

How Does It Work?

The Human Trafficking Legal Access Center brings together attorneys and law firms with the non-profit service providers working with survivors of human trafficking. In addition to a calendar of events and trainings, news, and legal cases, the site will include resources for non profits and resources for pro bono attorneys.

Resources for Non-Profits:

  • Service providers will be able to have their contact information listed in a password-protected site where attorneys and law firms that want to provide pro bono services can find them
  • A moderated discussion forum for service providers to discuss the issues they face in arranging legal counsel for their clients
  • A library of resources for service providers, including assessment materials and intake forms

Resources for Pro Bono Attorneys:

  • Links to partner projects, including other human trafficking pro bono projects
  • A volunteer opportunities map featuring service providers that can provide training, mentoring and supervision to pro bono counsel in their area
  • A moderated discussion forum for attorneys to connect with other pro bono lawyers who have represented trafficking survivors
  • A library of resources on the legal needs of trafficking survivors, materials developed for attorneys on representing trafficking survivors

Where to Sign Up:

If you are an attorney looking for pro bono opportunities, please visit this page and click on the 'sign up' button.

If you are an individual affiliated with a non-profit service provider, please visit this page and click on the 'sign up' button.

If you would like to add your organization to be listed in the Pro Bono Opportunities Guide, click here.

 

If you have questions about the site, please contact Meredith Mitnick at meredith.mitnick@americanbar.org.