JGL attorneys, Darin Rumer & Rama Taib-Lopez are volunteers with the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) and act as a resource for family law (and other) clients who are being served through the Human Trafficking Prevention Project taking the cases of survivors of human trafficking on a pro bono basis in the local Courts where JGL attorneys regularly practice law.
The Human Trafficking Prevention Project is launching a campaign soon to highlight the intersectionality between human trafficking and the various areas of civil law that can impact a survivor’s ability to safely and successfully move forward with their lives.
Human trafficking is a horrible crime that exists in Maryland and affects all parts of the State. Three major airports, inexpensive bus transportation, train service along the east coast, large sporting events and disposable income makes Maryland an attractive destination for traffickers. We at JGL are glad to extend our support on this important issue.
Here are some links to resources and information, as well as a video from actual survivors of human trafficking, narrated by Mira Sorvino: https://youtu.be/BmmRTjoL3R0
Darin L. Rumer is a principal in the firm’s Family Law practice group who is dedicated to providing compassionate and strategic counsel to spouses, parents and children involved in stressful family disputes throughout Maryland and the Washington, D.C. area. He has deep trial, appellate and settlement negotiation experience in every type of emotionally-charged family controversy his clients may encounter. He can be reached at email@example.com
Rama Taib-Lopez represents individuals throughout Maryland in complex family law disputes and related immigration matters that often arise involving non-citizen spouses and special immigrant juveniles. She has extensive courtroom and alternative resolution experience in every type of family law dispute and immigration proceeding her clients may encounter. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
- BeFree Textline
Text HELP to 233733 (BEFREE)
- National Human Trafficking Hotline
1-888-373-7888 (TTY: 711)
- National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
- Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force (MHTTF) website
- 2016 Human Trafficking Resource Directory (pdf via MHTTF)
- Workgroup to Study Safe Harbor Policy for Youth Victims of Human Trafficking
- Office for Victims of Crime “Faces of Human Trafficking” video series