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Lawyers Club launched the Human Trafficking Task Force in 2014 to raise awareness and address the overwhelming and growing problem of human trafficking in our region. In 2016, the Board created the Human Trafficking Collaborative to better reflect the unique collaboration this initiative has created among San Diego organizations and leaders, and with the goal to engage our members and provide them with the tools to fight human trafficking. 


The HTC members are attorneys from a variety of sectors, community leaders from non-governmental organizations and from the corporate world, and “Honorary Members” including elected officials or their designees who serve in an advisory capacity. The HTC welcomes community members who share a common purpose in the fight against human trafficking. Law students and lawyers must join as a member of Lawyers Club to join HTC; non-lawyers are encouraged to join and support the work of Lawyers Club.

The goal is to engage our members and provide them with the tools to fight human trafficking. There are four HTC areas of focus: issue education, survivor services, advocacy and outreach, and support for non-governmental organizations.

Issue Education: Raising awareness of this issue is critical to addressing human trafficking. This is everyone's fight. There is a common misconception that human trafficking is something that happens in other places and to other people. Therefore, the first step in engaging the community is to ensure that the public has a complete and accurate understanding of the breadth of this problem in San Diego and its impact on the entire community. The HTC Community Education Program raises awareness of human trafficking through a “train-a-trainer” program, wherein human trafficking experts and HTC members educate individuals, organizations, and community groups about this issue.

Survivor Services: In both criminal and civil contexts, there is an immense need for attorneys to provide pro bono representation to survivors of human trafficking. The HTC conducts training seminars on pro bono legal representation.

Advocacy and Outreach: Advocacy and coalition-building are critical to fighting human trafficking, as are educating our members about pending legislation, and working with government officials to determine the impact of these issue in the community. The HTC develops strategic partnerships with community groups and other organizations that are involved in these efforts.

Support for Non-Governmental Organizations: There are a number of local organizations already addressing prevention and survivor support, and  Lawyers Club lends support to them by educating its members, encouraging volunteerism, and encouraging these organizations to apply for grants the Lawyers Club Fund for Justice.


In 2016, the HTC was honored by the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations for its work with the prestigious national Public Service Award. 

In 2018, the HTC will receive the San Diego Law Library Foundation's Bernard E. Witkin, Esq. Award in the category of Community Change Makers. 

Join Us: The HTC members are attorneys from a variety of sectors, community leaders from non-governmental organizations and from the corporate world, and “Honorary Members” including elected officials or their representatives who serve in an advisory capacity. The HTC welcomes community members who share a common purpose in the fight against human trafficking. Law students and lawyers must join as a member of Lawyers Club to join HTC; non-lawyers are encouraged to join and support the work of Lawyers Club. 

Click here to join the HTC email listserv.

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