Victims of Human Trafficking Clinic
To combat the ever-growing human trafficking crisis in Atlanta, King & Spalding launched the Victims of Human Trafficking Clinic, which dedicates significant pro bono resources to assisting victims with a myriad of different legal issues, as well as assisting local authorities with the prosecution of traffickers.
Through the clinic, led by senior associates Amy Boring and Bethany Rupert, the firm represents international and domestic victims of labor and/or sex trafficking. In partnership with the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN), the firm assists international victims seeking T-visas or asylum in the United States. Through referrals from numerous non-profit organizations and law enforcement, the firm assists domestic victims with issues such as criminal charges, custody disputes, work placement, and housing matters.
The firm has been instrumental in advising local non-profit organizations regarding the provision of critical information to victims or potential victims as they pass through those organizations. And the firm has partnered with the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office under former District Attorney Vic Reynolds to provide pro bono “special prosecutors” to that district to assist with cases charging traffickers for their crimes and bringing them to justice.
With more than 20 partner and associate volunteers and a growing number of active cases, King & Spalding has become the premier legal resource for victims, as well as a strong force in the community for addressing this challenge head on.