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Pro Bono Week: Law Firm Pro Bono: The Fight for 3 Survivors of On-line Child Sex Trafficking

October 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with John Montgomery, former Managing Partner of Ropes & Gray, about his pro bono work on litigation against Backpage.com involving online sex trafficking of children. Ropes & Gray filed a federal lawsuit against Backpage.com LLC on behalf of three young women who had been trafficked as teenagers in Massachusetts. The lawsuit argues that Backpage created a business model which promotes and benefits from child sex trafficking. After fighting through losses at the district and appellate level, the firm has recently filed a Petition for Certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Montgomery will share more information about this case and share his reflections on law firm pro bono from the perspective of a managing partner including how and why the firm chooses to take on pro bono matters.

Speaker: John Montgomery, Ret. Managing Partner, Ropes & Gray
Moderator: Scott Westfahl, Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School

Co-Sponsor: Harvard Law Women’s Law Association

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Details

Date:
October 25, 2016
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Department:
Clinical and Pro Bono Programs

Venue

Lewis International Law Center 214A Room

Organizer

Ina Spaho
Email:
ispaho@law.harvard.edu