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Fordham Law: Enabling Domestic Violence Survivors to Protect Themselves

  • 17 Jul 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Hill Faculty Conference Room (7th Floor) Fordham Law School 150 W 62nd Street, NYC


Enabling Domestic Violence Survivors to Protect Themselves
Implications of the Access to Justice, Legal Empowerment, Rule of Law & Pro Bono Movements
Monday, July 17, 2017
6 p.m., check in (light refreshments will be served)
6:30–8 p.m., program
Hill Faculty Conference Room (7th Floor)
Fordham Law School
150 W 62nd Street, NYC
This panel discussion will:
  • consider the pros and cons of approaches to domestic violence advocacy that emphasize access to justice, legal empowerment, the rule of law, and pro bono service.
  • explore whether and how domestic violence and the justice system’s handling of it differ in different places.
  • examine traditional and emerging approaches to domestic violence that have special promise.
Everyone interested in domestic violence advocacy is invited. Professionals and students working to address domestic violence through diverse fields including law, policy, and social services and in diverse settings including law firms, legal aid programs, health care organizations, courts, and government institutions are encouraged to attend.    
SPEAKERS
Akhila Kolisetty Staff Attorney, Family Law Project, Brooklyn Family Justice Center, Sanctuary for Families 
Endy Moraes Fellow, Institute on Religion, Law & Lawyer’s Work, Fordham Law
Julieta Marrota Deputy Program Director / Researcher, Maastricht University (Netherlands); Visiting Scholar, National Center for Access to Justice at Fordham Law
Sonya Passi Founder & CEO, FreeFrom
David Udell, moderator
Executive Director, National Center for Access to Justice at Fordham Law
CLE credits have been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for a maximum of 1.5 transitional and nontransitional credits with 1 credit in professional practice and 0.5 credit in ethics.
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CO-SPONSORS
Feerick Center for Social Justice
Institute on Religion, Law & Lawyers Work
International & Non-J.D. Programs
Leitner Center for International Law & Justice
National Center for Access to Justice
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