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May 9, 2013

34th annual Telly Awards honors ABA’s ‘Voices for Victims: Lawyers Against Human Trafficking’


Voices for Victims: Lawyers Against Human Trafficking,” a video produced for the _ Task Force on Human Trafficking in partnership with the ABA Communications and Media Relations Division has won a Bronze Telly Award — a runner-up to first place.

The Telly Award is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions. The 34th annual Telly Awards received more than 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries.

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, executive director of the Telly Awards. “The _’s accomplishment illustrates its creativity, skill and dedication to its mission and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

Some of the distinguished recipients of last year’s award include the Walt Disney Co., NASA, NBCUniversal, CBS Interactive and Aon.

The video is the centerpiece of the toolkit for state and local bar associations, developed to help American lawyers respond when President Barack Obama challenged Americans to the end of “one of the greatest human rights abuses of our time”—human trafficking.

The video is a crucial component of the ABA’s year-long effort to mobilize its nearly 400,000 members in the fight against modern-day slavery. More than a call to action, the video includes tangible courses of action to meet the problem head-on. Underscoring the relevance of the video, U.S. Ambassador Luis CdeBaca said, “Victims of trafficking are vulnerable because they don’t have a voice in society. And what do lawyers do? We give others a voice.”