May/June 2019


COVER STORY

The Burroughs Years – An Appreciation

Cover Photo Collage

 

EVENTS

Women on the Bench: SCBA International Women’s Day Breakfast Seminar

Four Northern California Inns Come Together to Hear Dean Erwin Chemerinsky

The Law and Human Trafficking – An SCBA Breakfast Seminar Series

 

ARTICLES

California Launches Its First Practice Analysis for Newly Admitted Attorneys

 

VLSP

New Family Law Services Offered by VLSP

 

AI

Robot Judge

 

SECTIONS, AFFILIATES AND DIVISIONS

The Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento

Wiley W. Manuel Bar Association Honors Black History Month

Barristers’ Club Update

Public Law Section’s Legislative Update 2019

Solo/Small Practice Division

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Message

President’s Message


EDITORS-IN-CHIEF
Betsy S. Kimball
Ellen Arabian-Lee
Editor@sacbar.org

STAFF EDITOR
Maureen Onyeagbako

MAGAZINE COMMITTEE
Betsy S. Kimball, Samson R. Elsbernd, David Graulich, Heather Cline Hoganson, Yoshinori H.T. Himel

CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Mary J. Burroughs
(916) 564-3780 – mburroughs@sacbar.org

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Milenko Vlaisavljevic

ADVERTISING SALES
EVENTS – MEMBER CLASSIFIED ADS
(916) 564-3780 – scba@sacbar.org

SCBA OFFICERS
Sean McCoy – President
Shanae Buffington – 1st Vice President
Trevor Carson – 2nd Vice President
Bryan Hawkins – Secretary/Treasurer

SCBA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mary J. Burroughs – mburroughs@sacbar.org

The Law and Human Trafficking – An SCBA Breakfast Seminar Series

by Jaya Badiga

Jaya Badiga is a solo practitioner at Badiga Law Office. She collaborates with
the Victims of Crime Resource Center located at Pacific McGeorge. She can be contacted at jaya@badigalaw.com.

Sacramento has been identified as a hotspot for trafficking. The Polaris Project, a national nonprofit organization that combats human trafficking, saw a 13% uptick in human trafficking cases in 2017. The top five risk factors for human trafficking according to its 2017 factsheet are: recent migration/relocation, substance abuse, runaway youth, mental health, and involvement in the child welfare system. 

Approximately 10 years ago, the town of El Dorado Hills was rocked by the news that a 17-year old was missing. Her parents, family friends, and investigators learned that she was picked up by an acquaintance in the parking lot of a grocery store and subsequently trafficked for more than a week before she was rescued. This prompted Ashlie Bryant, a friend of the family and co-founder of 3Strands Global Foundation, to start an organization with a mission to prevent human trafficking through education, training, and curriculum development addressing the issue.

With the goal of informing the legal and non-profit communities and facilitating collaboration between them, last year, the Sacramento County Bar Association hosted part one of a series on “The Law and Human Trafficking Awareness.” Part 2 of this series will be held on June 19, 2019, from 8:30 a.m.-noon, at the SCBA Event Center.

The part one breakfast seminar opened with a session on community services. This panel was led by Ashlie Bryant from 3Strands, Emily Butler from The Grace Network, Rico Ozaki from Opening Doors, and Terri Galvan from CASH. A law enforcement session introduced the audience to Patricia Contreras, an Assistant Public Defender, Paul Durenberger, Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney, and Nirav Desai, an Assistant U.S. Attorney (E.D Cal.).

The greater Sacramento area has several non-profit organizations with a mission to eradicate human trafficking, including Communities Against Sexual Harm (CASH), Opening Doors (which runs the Sacramento Rescue & Restore Coalition), The Grace Network, WEAVE, My Sister’s House, and 3Strands.

Judge Stacy Boulware Eurie led the third session – an overview of the integrated and collaborative judicial approach to children in the courtroom, frequently known as CSEC (commercial sexual exploitation of children) kids. Boulware Eurie disfavors the common practice of referring to children in Department 90 as “CSEC” kids, an identity the children struggle to escape. Instead, there has been an active effort at changing this culture and referring to these cases as “Department 90 proceedings.” The approach that Boulware Eurie brought to Department 90 centers around being trauma-informed, providing coordinated care, consistency and follow-through, and screening for other risk factors. A multi-disciplinary approach that Boulware Eurie created and convened is surprisingly not at cross purposes with judicial administration in these cases, where the best-interest of-the-child standard is the over-arching legal principle. Boulware Eurie described the outcome of these measures – an attitudinal shift in the roles of the various stakeholders in the courtroom. The program that Boulware Eurie has implemented in Department 90 could be a model solution to combat human trafficking: a multi-system coordination with community organizations, law enforcement, court systems, mental health providers, legislators, and other stakeholders.

In part two of the series (June 19, 2019), the sessions will address community services, law enforcement and legislation, and legal interventions such as expungements and vacaturs. All are welcome – encouraged – to attend.    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

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May/June 2019


COVER STORY

The Burroughs Years – An Appreciation

Cover Photo Collage

 

EVENTS

Women on the Bench: SCBA International Women’s Day Breakfast Seminar

Four Northern California Inns Come Together to Hear Dean Erwin Chemerinsky

The Law and Human Trafficking – An SCBA Breakfast Seminar Series

 

ARTICLES

California Launches Its First Practice Analysis for Newly Admitted Attorneys

 

VLSP

New Family Law Services Offered by VLSP

 

AI

Robot Judge

 

SECTIONS, AFFILIATES AND DIVISIONS

The Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento

Wiley W. Manuel Bar Association Honors Black History Month

Barristers’ Club Update

Public Law Section’s Legislative Update 2019

Solo/Small Practice Division

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Message

President’s Message


EDITORS-IN-CHIEF
Betsy S. Kimball
Ellen Arabian-Lee
Editor@sacbar.org

STAFF EDITOR
Maureen Onyeagbako

MAGAZINE COMMITTEE
Betsy S. Kimball, Samson R. Elsbernd, David Graulich, Heather Cline Hoganson, Yoshinori H.T. Himel

CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Mary J. Burroughs
(916) 564-3780 – mburroughs@sacbar.org

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Milenko Vlaisavljevic

ADVERTISING SALES
EVENTS – MEMBER CLASSIFIED ADS
(916) 564-3780 – scba@sacbar.org

SCBA OFFICERS
Sean McCoy – President
Shanae Buffington – 1st Vice President
Trevor Carson – 2nd Vice President
Bryan Hawkins – Secretary/Treasurer

SCBA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mary J. Burroughs – mburroughs@sacbar.org

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