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MCBA Members Luncheon


Human Trafficking in Marin:
Modern-Day Slavery through Exploitation of Vulnerable Populations

Speaker

Vaughan Acton | 2015-2016 Civil Grand Juror, Marin County Coalition to End Human Trafficking
Rosemary Slote | Chief Deputy District Attorney, Marin County District Attorney's Office
Anna Pletcher | Moderator
Judge Marianna Warmee | Federal Administrative Judge, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


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According to a 2016 Marin County Grand Jury Report, the occurrence of human trafficking in our county is mostly unrecognized, under-reported, and rarely subject to intervention. What is human trafficking? It’s not confined to sex trafficking of children and young adults, but also includes labor exploitation of individuals from vulnerable populations both domestic and international.

Human trafficking is the use of force, fraud, or coercion to exploit a person for labor or service. It includes commercial sex trafficking as well as involuntary servitude, debt bondage, and forced labor. After drug dealing, human trafficking is tied with the illegal arms industry as the second largest criminal industry in the world today, and is the fastest growing. Our esteemed panelists will educate lawyers, community leaders, and business professionals on the legal issues, practical aspects, and recognition of warning signs on this critical hidden issue affecting our community.

For more information on human trafficking please visit Marin County Coalition to End Human Trafficking: website

Marin human trafficking coalition launches poster program to raise awareness. Read more Marin IJ.


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04/26/2017 11:45 AM 04/26/2017 1:30 PM America/Los_Angeles MCBA Members Luncheon Human Trafficking in Marin:
Modern-Day Slavery through Exploitation of Vulnerable Populations
Four Points Sheraton, 1010 Northgate Dr, San Rafael, CA, 94903 Marin County Bar Association info@marinbar.org false MM/DD/YYYY

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Date and Location

Wednesday | April 26, 2017
11:45A-1:30P

Four Points Sheraton
1010 Northgate Dr
San Rafael, CA 94903

Speaker Information

Vaughan Acton

2015-2016 Civil Grand Juror, Marin County Coalition to End Human Trafficking

Vaughan Acton was a member of the 2015-16 Marin County Civil Grand Jury. She was lead investigator and writer of the report “Marin’s Hidden Human Sex Trafficking Challenge – It’s Happening in Our Backyard.” She is also a member of the Marin County Coalition to End Human Trafficking and works to build awareness of the problem. She previously held executive leadership positions for brand management at Kaiser Permanente, McKesson, Prudential Healthcare, and The Travelers Group, and now consults for non-profit organizations. She has an MBA in marketing from Columbia University.


Rosemary Slote

Chief Deputy District Attorney, Marin County District Attorney's Office

Rosemary Slote is Chief Deputy District Attorney in Marin County. She has been a Deputy District attorney for 25 years. She previously was an attorney at the the International law firm of Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold. Rosemary has had well over 75 jury trials and has tried cases ranging from Driving Under the Influence to the serial murder case involving Joseph Naso. As Chief Deputy she works closely with elected DA Ed Berberian and has assisted him in Co- Chairing Marin County's Coalition to End Human Trafficking.


Anna Pletcher

Moderator

Anna Pletcher served as a federal prosecutor for ten years fighting white collar crime. As a Trial Attorney for the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division, she investigated and prosecuted a variety of complex cases, including price fixing, bid rigging, market manipulation, fraud, and money laundering. She also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Major Crimes unit in San Francisco, California. Anna serves on the MCBA Board of Directors.


Judge Marianna Warmee

Federal Administrative Judge, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Marianna Warmee serves as a Federal Administrative Judge, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She has presided over hundreds of civil rights cases arising throughout the U.S. The EEOC investigates and pursues civil enforcement actions against labor trafficking operations. She is a founding member of Freedom House shelter in San Mateo County, the first shelter for victims of human trafficking in Northern California. She serves on their Board of Advisors, working directly with trafficking survivors. For four years, Marianna was an instructor at the California Peace Officers Standards and Training Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation where she was responsible for training law enforcement officers throughout the state how to successfully investigate human trafficking crimes. In association with the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) and Sojourner Truth Foster Family Agency, she is currently establishing a new mentoring program for young girls at risk for sex trafficking. She serves on NCJW's Board of Directors and on the steering committees of both the Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking and the San Francisco Collaborative against Human Trafficking.