PBCBA BAR BULLETINS pbcba_bulletin_april 2018 - Page 3

        Keynote Speakers: Justin Hoover, Assistant State Attorney 15th Judicial Circuit talks about Human Trafficking right here in our own backyard Shanika Ampah, Victim of Human Trafficking Shares Her Personal Story        11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Embassy Suites Hotel 1601 Belvedere Road West Palm Beach $40.00 for PBCBA members and complimentary for Judges Attorneys who are not PBCBA m embers are welcome for $55.00.   Attend this luncheon and receive 1 CLECertification There will be plenty of parking at the hotel, including top level of the garage—free!  Law and 1.0 and Juvenile Law Luncheon supported by: Did you know Florida was recently ranked number 3 in the number of reported human trafficking cases? Shanika Ampah was just 11 years old when it happened to her. “After being sexually abused at home I was that runaway girl,” she said. Like many others, Shanika resorted to prostitution. After spending seven years being abused, she escaped at the age of 18. Today, Shanika is a mother of eight children, nurse, advocate and survivor. She is founder and director of Guiding Light Outreach Inc., in Miami, which is the parent organization of Yeshua’s A.R.M.S. a place that brings awareness, recovery and mentors survivors of sexual abuse and sex trafficking. Shanika joins us to tell her story of modern day slavery so this doesn’t happen to anyone else. Justin Hoover, Esq., will also speak. Justin is a prosecutor for the 15 th Circuit where he serves in the Spe- cial Victims Unit. Justin joins us to talk about the real world of commercial sex trafficking taking place right here in Palm Beach County. Join us on Friday, May 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel in West Palm Beach. This event is expected to sell out. Purchase your ticket online today at www.palmbeachbar.org. 