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Justice for Victims of Sex Abuse

HWS will welcome back to campus Seth H. Langson ’73, a partner with KARRO, SELLERS & LANGSON in Charlotte, N.C., as the newest addition to the Colleges’ Professionals in Residence speaker series on Monday, April 11.  

Langson is one of the few attorneys in the country who devotes his entire practice to the representation of victims of sexual abuse in civil actions. In his more than 25 years of experience, Langson has not only pursued claims against the actual perpetrators of these vile crimes, but more importantly has aggressively fought the enabling institutions which allowed the abuse to take place and chose to protect the molesters instead of devastated children who suffered life-altering damages.

In his presentation, “The Scandal of Our Lifetime:  Sexual Abuse of Children and the Continuing Cover-up by the Institutions We Were Taught to Trust,” Langson will focus on the sex abuse scandal involving priests and the Catholic Church, but will also draw upon his experience in representing victims who were molested by abusers from other types of organizations or relationships, including therapists, Boy Scout leaders, day care providers, parents, clergy and health care providers. He will also offer his opinions and suggestions regarding how to better protect victims of childhood sexual abuse.

Langson is honored and proud to speak on this important subject during April, which is recognized as National Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention Month.

While at Hobart, Langson majored in sociology and wrote for the Herald. He received his J.D. from Boston College in 1976. He is a member of N.C. Advocates for Justice and The American Association of Justice. He has also been a featured speaker on proving psychological injuries and sexual abuse at professional seminars for attorneys, therapists and other organizations.

The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. in Trinity Hall, room 305. In addition to his talk, one-on-one sessions with Langson will also be made available on Monday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on this event, contact Career Services at cso@hws.edu or ext. 3514.

The event is sponsored by the Salisbury Center for Career Services and Professional Development.