SWOP-Chicago will be hosting a Know Your Rights legal workshop for sex workers and people in the sex trade on Saturday, May 17 at 2pm. Location is in Ukrainian Village neighborhood.
SWOP-Chicago Know Your Rights Workshop
Saturday, May 17, 2:00-4:00pm
Come learn, discuss, and get advice on legal issues impacting sex workers. The workshop will provide information about current laws, including recent updates affecting sex workers; criminal records and how to clear them; dealing with the police, what to do (or not to do) if you’ve been arrested, and how to negotiate the court process. The workshop will be presented by both SWOP’s new attorney, who will soon be available to provide free legal services to the community, and members who can speak from personal experience about these issues.
Presentation will include useful handouts and Q & A with attendees
Lam Nguyen Ho is the founder and executive director of the Community Activism Law Alliance, a new non-profit legal services organization bringing free legal services for underserved populations directly into their communities. He is currently also a staff attorney at Equip for Equality, where he defends the civil rights of people with disabilities. Prior to Equip for Equality, he was a Staff Attorney & Skadden Fellow at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, where he created and staffed several community-based law clinics providing holistic legal services to youth and their families in most areas of civil poverty law. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was President of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau—the oldest student-run legal services organization in the country, founded ROAD, a community lawyering clinical program for low income women activists, was an editor for the Harvard Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review, and completed over 3000 hours of pro bono legal services. He holds additional graduate degrees from Brown University, where he also completed his undergraduate studies, and the University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar and a recipient of the Beinecke Scholarship.