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Navigating the Massachusetts Vacatur Law for Human Trafficking Survivors: A Panel Discussion

Boston Bar Association

Feb
18
2021

Date: February 18, 2021

Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM (EST)

Location: Webinar

This program will feature a panel discussion addressing the new Massachusetts law that enables survivors of human trafficking to vacate certain Massachusetts criminal convictions related to their trafficking. The panel discussion will focus on the impact of this new law, as well as practical tips for representing survivors in navigating this statutory procedure. Panelists will include human trafficking survivor and activist, Nikki Bell, as well as three Mintz attorneys with experience representing survivors on a pro bono basis under the new statute. This program will be informative for lawyers and non-lawyers who work with human trafficking survivors, as well as those whose work involves post-conviction relief.

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Speakers

Professional Cropped Kete David Mintz

David J. Kete

Speaker

David J. Kete represents public and private companies in a wide variety of litigation matters in state and federal courts. Prior to joining Mintz, he held two clerkships and was an assistant district attorney for Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Alyssa C. Scruggs focuses on complex commercial litigation, including mortgage and consumer banking cases, bankruptcy and related adversary proceedings, and class actions. She has worked on cases involving MA consumer protection, state and federal unfair competition, and antitrust laws.
Lavinia M. Weizel is a Mintz Associate whose practice focuses on commercial litigation across a variety of areas, including securities litigation, shareholder suits, and insurance disputes in state and federal court. Lavinia is also active in the firm's pro bono practice.
Professional Cropped Zadek Alec Mintz

Alec Zadek

Speaker

Alec Zadek is a Mintz commercial litigator with strong capabilities around fiduciary matters, corporate governance, insurance, and reinsurance. Alec handles disputes between shareholders of closely held corporations and counsels directors and officers on fiduciary duties and business strategy.