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2017 State System Summit

Plenary Speakers

Contact 2017 State System Summit  

2017 State System Summit

13-15 University Ave.
West Chester, PA 19382

Hiram G. Martinez
2017 Summit Chairperson
Phone: 610-436-2433

Senior Deputy Attorney General Ms. Pearl Kim, Esq.

Senior Deputy Attorney General Ms. Pearl Kim, Esq.

Pearl Kim was recently appointed to the Pennsylvania’s Office of Attorney General as a Senior Deputy Attorney General. Kim serves in the Executive Office under the newly formed Office of Public Engagement launched by Attorney General Josh Shapiro and is tasked with leading the Campus Safety Initiative for the OAG. Formerly an Assistant District Attorney in the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, Ms. Kim was Chief of the Human Trafficking Unit in the Special Victims and Domestic Violence Division.

Ms. Kim served on the Joint State Government Commission's Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking and reported back to the PA Senate any recommendations for changes in state law, policies, and procedures and ultimately secured the first trafficking of persons conviction under Pennsylvania’s trafficking statute.

Governor Corbett and Governor Wolf appointed Pearl Kim to the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian American Affairs, and she currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania. The Legal Intelligencer has recognized Ms. Kim as one of the 2011 Lawyers on the Fast Track, as one of the 2011 Diverse Attorneys of the Year, and as one of the 2012 Women of the Year. The American Bar Association awarded Ms. Kim the Norm Maleng Minister of Justice Award for her efforts as a special victims prosecutor, and she was the recipient of the Government Attorney of the Year Award by the Pennsylvania Bar Association in 2015. Ms. Kim obtained her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law where she was the recipient of the Villanova Achievement Scholarship, and received her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College.

Keynote Presentation: Servicing Survivors of Asian & Pacific Islander Descent

Understanding the framework of other cultures that may not be one’s normative culture is essential in effective service to survivors of campus sexual violence. The keynote will help provide insight, awareness, and knowledge that can assist in crafting responses that are survivor-centered and trauma-informed.