Happening this Week

• State Bar of Michigan Environmental Law Section:
Clearing the Air in 2019
April 11

Join the State Bar of Michigan for the annual Clearing the Air program, sponsored by the Air Committee of the Environmental Law Section, from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, April 11. Once again, the Michigan Manufacturers Association will host the event at its Lansing headquarters (620 S Capitol Ave.). The morning program, including breakfast and lunch, will feature updates on the most important air-related issues facing Michigan companies. Experts from government, industry, advocacy groups, consulting firms, and the legal profession will address the latest federal, state, and local developments as well as what to expect in the future. A discounted registration is being offered to a limited number of students, government employees, and non-profit partners that contact the Section at parks.maryanne@gmail.com. The cost to attend is $90. Register online at www.michbar.org or by mail using the form found online. There will be limited onsite registration available with check or money orders only. For more information contact Mary Anne Parks at parks.maryanne @gmail.com or Kurt Kissling at kkissling@wnj.com with questions.

• (S)exploiting the Vulnerable: Empowering
Future Legal Advocates to Combat Sex Trafficking
April 12

Experts on state and federal sex trafficking laws will explore the current status and future goals of sex trafficking reform at a conference entitled, “(S)exploiting the Vulnerable: Empowering Future Legal Advocates to Combat Sex Trafficking.” The conference will be held from 9 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Friday, April 12 in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at Wayne Law, 471 W. Palmer in Detroit. Sex trafficking involves commercialized sex acts in exchange for something of value. Far from being a “foreign” problem, sex trafficking has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, as both the internet and substance dependency provide greater access to vulnerability. Through a comprehensive assessment, this conference will advance social justice for those who are dedicated to eradicating the exploitation of the vulnerable. Advancing a future of effective legal advocacy requires deconstructing misconceptions about sex trafficking and recognizing its often intraracial character. The conference is open to the public and free to attend. Continental breakfast and lunch provided. RSVP at https://rsvp.wayne. edu/law-0419. For more information contact Taylor Hilton at gk6140@wayne.edu.