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Vivian Huelgo

Vivian Huelgo

Of Counsel, Center for Human Rights

American Bar Association

Chief Counsel, Human Trafficking, Domestic & Sexual Violence, American Bar Association

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American Bar Association

Of Counsel, Center for Human Rights

Lead Task Force on Human Trafficking. Coordinate activities to mobilize legal profession to combat human trafficking through legislative advocacy, education and pro bono efforts

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American Bar Association

CHIEF COUNSEL, Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence

Lead the formulation and implementation of Commission activities including substantive initiatives designed to assist lawyers representing victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, trafficking and stalking. Responsible for the design and conduct of continuing legal education programs; provision of legal technical assistance; publication of legal manuals, treatise and texts; development of policy positions for ABA consideration; and collaboration with other national domestic & sexual violence organizations and programs on special projects, including state and federal legislation. Supervise staff with diverse expertise in execution of Commission activities. Oversee budget management; fund raising (primarily through grants); and liaising with other entities, both within and outside the ABA including donors, partners and collaborators.

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U.S. Department of State

Consultant Speaker

Inform news media as part of awareness campaign and train law enforcement, Judiciary, NGOs, Faith-based leaders and organizations, social service providers and health care providers in Mexico, Venezuela, Honduras, Guatemala, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, and Suriname on gender-based violence, Criminal Justice System Response to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking and Best Practices in combating gender-based violence. Over 2500 foreign nationals trained as well as U.S. Embassy staff.

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INROADS Intern

New York County District Attorney's Office

Assistant District Attorney

Investigated and prosecuted misdemeanor and felony level crimes. Conducted specialized training in domestic violence. Supervised junior assistant district attorneys on domestic violence cases.

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LatinoJustice PRLDEF

Latina Rights Intern

LatinoJustice (formerly PRLDEF)

Latina Rights Intern

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Sanctuary for Families

Director CLP

Supervised multiple attorneys, pro-bono attorneys and staff in community outreach, advocacy and legal services program whose primary mission is to help victims of gender-based violence facing barriers to justice including African, Asian, and Latino immigrant populations and the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual community. Developed and cultivated collaborative partnerships with community-based organizations ("CBOs") that serve designated project populations and provide training and technical assistance. Conducted trainings with partnering District Attorney's offices and advocate on behalf of clients who are witnesses in criminal cases. Coordinated efforts with local courts, embassy officials, and law enforcement based in Latin American countries for reunification of children abducted by the violent abusers of immigrant women. Directed media strategy. Drafted proposals and reports to private and government grantors. Coordinated agency-wide lobbying efforts and conducted training on legislation.

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American Bar Association

Faculty Consultant, Commission on Domestic Violence

American Bar Association, Commission on Domestic Violence
National Institute on Using Interpreters on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Cases; National Institute on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking in Custody Cases and National Institute on Deaf or Disabled Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault or Stalking victims.

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Fordham Law School

Adjunct Associate Professor

Taught interdisciplinary course to law and social work students in conjunction with Graduate School of Social Work titled: "Domestic Violence: Social Work and the Law." Taught clinical legal course "Fundamental Lawyering Skills" to law students encompassing interviewing, counseling and negotiation techniques as well as professional responsibility.

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Mayor's Office

Exec. Dir. FJC

Safe Horizon

Director Legal Services Programs

Sanctuary for Families

Deputy Director CAP

Directed activities of CAP, a legal advocacy program for victims of domestic violence operating in the five New York City Family Courts. Coordinated law student recruitment from nine law schools and summer associates from over 35 law firms. Drafted reports to private and government grantors. Supervised attorneys and students engaged in advocacy on behalf of domestic violence victims. Represented clients in family law matters. Conducted trainings in both Spanish and English for legal and non-legal participants on domestic violence, the criminal justice system, Family Court, cultural competency and use of interpreters. Provided consultation on domestic violence cases;

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American Bar Association

Chief Counsel, President's Task Force on Human Trafficking

Coordinate activities to mobilize legal profession to combat human trafficking through legislative advocacy, education and pro bono efforts

American Bar Association

Deputy Diversity Officer

Coordinate staff initiatives to address and enhance diversity and inclusion

Honorable Deborah Batts

Law Clerk

Fordham University School of Law

J.D

State University of New York at Buffalo

BA, Sociology, English