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.
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