Legal Lunchbox™ Series: Sex Trafficking Justice — Aspiration, Risk, and Reward in the “Impossible” Case
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 12:00 – 1:35 pm
In recognition of January as Human Trafficking Prevention month, this Legal Lunchbox™ features WSBA member Erik Bauer discussing the settlement he won on behalf of Washington victims against Backpage, a major public source for purchase of minor children for sex acts. Retired Washington Supreme Court Justice Faith Ireland, who helped him prepare for his successful argument before the Supreme Court, will join him to talk about taking on an “impossible” case. More discussion and a Q&A will follow on the ethics of taking on tough cases where principle matters, featuring the WSBA’s Professional Responsibility Counsel.
Global Mondays Lecture: Protecting human rights in the Americas: Challenges and opportunities in the Inter-American Human Rights System
Monday, January 8, 12:30 – 1:20 p.m.
William H. Gates Hall, Room 117
Refreshments will be served.
Commissioner Macaulay will provide an overview of the Inter-American human rights system and share her current work as the Rapporteur for the United States and the Rapporteur on the Rights of Women and Afro-descendants. She will provide concrete examples of the Inter-American Commission’s reaction to new immigration policies in the United States and to claims of human rights abuse at immigration detention centers, such as the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington.
Tuesday, January 30th 6pm-8pm
Location: KEXP Studios Gathering Space (Google Map)
When we talk about the risks of technology and data, we often focus on “privacy” and “security.” Both are important, but what about fairness, transparency, and accountability? The game is changing, and if we don’t also change the terms of the debate, we could be designing a world in which biases are embedded in our technology, magnifying unfairness everywhere from education and employment to the criminal justice system. Technology & Liberty Director Shankar Narayan will discuss these critical dynamics and how we can advocate for transparency, accountability, and fairness along the way.
Must be 21+ and RSVP to attend.