Human Trafficking in Pennsylvania to be Discussed at Upcoming Wecht Institute Seminar

The next Forensic Fridays seminar at Duquesne University will focus on human trafficking, sexual and labor exploitation in Pennsylvania and across the country, and how legal professionals are combatting the issue.

Hosted by the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law, Human Trafficking in Pennsylvania: A Victim-Centered Legal Update will be held on Friday, March 9, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Africa Room of the Student Union, with a special topic Continuing Legal Education (CLE) session from 1 to 3:15 p.m.

"Human trafficking is big business," explained Ben Wecht, program administrator for the Wecht Institute. "Although human trafficking has mostly been identified in and around international travel hubs, states like Pennsylvania are far from immune."

The Forensic Fridays seminars are offered both on site and online. This session is approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for four hours of substantive CLE credit and one hour of ethics CLE credit.

For more information, including a full list of speakers, and to register, visit, email or call 412.396.1330.

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