Date: Today, Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Time: 12-1 p.m.

Location: Downtown San Diego

MCLE: 1 hour General Participatory credit

Register: online

Cost: $25, $20 for members

About the class:

The Law Library is proud to have Chief Deputy District Attorney for the Sex Crimes and Human Trafficking Division, Summer Stephan presenting the class, The Law and Challenges of Human Trafficking: San Diego’s Combat Plan. Ms. Stephan is a 27-year veteran of the District Attorney’s office and has served as chief of their North County branch.

Human trafficking is one of the most widespread and profitable criminal enterprises, with over 27 million victims a year. Trafficking generates over $30 billion; over $9 billion in the United States alone. This class describes the key laws relating to human trafficking and the challenges that victims and legal professionals face. It discusses how eliminating bias is critical to the proper handling of victims/clients. Also, the class will cover how San Diego is a national leader in combating human trafficking and what role you can play.

Each year we give special focus to an area of law intrinsic to the fabric of San Diego county’s culture, history, and modern day life. 2017 is our Year of Border Law.

About the speaker:

Summer Stephan is a career prosecutor who has served as a Deputy District Attorney in San Diego County for 27 years. She pioneered the Sex Crimes and Human Trafficking Division.  In 2012, she was appointed Chief Deputy District Attorney.