Join the KBA's Young Lawyers Section for an evening of CLE, socializing, and soccer.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
5:00 PM • CLE check-in begins
5:30 PM • CLE
Human Trafficking Survivors as Clients
Domestic and international survivors of human trafficking experience complex trauma and often have complex legal problems. Working with these clients requires understanding their lived experiences and the psychosocial manifestation of their trauma. This presentation will help lawyers understand how to begin working with this population and how to successfully meet their legal needs.
Dr. Sharon Sullivan & Whitney Casement
6:20 PM • All ticket holders meet in the Bud Light Landing. Bud Light Landing tickets are all-inclusive for food and beverages*.
7:30 PM • Match against Colorado Rapids begins
*Tickets will be e-mailed to attendees one week before the game*
Dr. Sharon Sullivan
Dr. Sharon L. Sullivan has degrees from Smith College, Washington University and the University of Kansas. She is a Professor at Washburn University. Her research and activism focus on violence against women and children, including sexual and domestic violence, human trafficking, and rape as a weapon of war. Sharon is cofounder and director of STARS (Stop Trafficking and Reject Slavery), a member of the Advisory Board for the Topeka Center for Peace and Justice, a member of the Kansas Human Trafficking Advisory Board, and President of the International Public Policy Institute. She is also an active supporter of the Topeka YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment. Sharon has presented multiple times about Human Trafficking at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. She currently co-chairs the Topeka Shawnee County Human Trafficking Coalition.
Whitney L. Casement
Whitney Casement is a Senior Associate at Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds & Palmer, L.L.P. in Topeka. Whitney’s practice focuses primarily on workers compensation, employment law, administrative law, and professional licensure actions. Graduating from Washburn Law School in 2012, Whitney started her legal career as an Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Kansas Attorney General. She is currently the Past-President of the Women Attorneys Association of Topeka and co-chair of the Membership and Communications Committee for the Kansas Women Attorneys Association. She also serves on the Board of Communities in Schools of Mid-America, facilitates a weekly meditation group for attorneys in Topeka, volunteers coaching and refereeing children’s basketball, and mentors women at Topeka Correctional Facility.