One of the nation's top legal voices, ABA President Bellows, speaks about the issue of sex and labor slavery, and discusses possible solutions.
Nationwide, our courts are withering - starved for adequate funding. Meanwhile, there are more than 100,000 people in the United States who are forced to provide sex and labor services for their captors' profits. And according to some estimates, women continue to earn just 77 cents for every dollar that men earn.
Laurel G. Bellows is the Founder and Managing Principal of The Bellows Law Group, P.C. in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1974.
Bellows is currently president of the American Bar Association. She began serving her one-year term as president at the close of the ABA Annual Meeting on August 2012. She previously chaired the ABA's Commission on Women in the Profession. Bellows has also previously served as the head of the Chicago Bar Association.