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  • Failure to Protect
  • Volume 12 | Fall 2008

commission activities and programming

National Institute on Civil Representation of Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Sexual Assault Who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and/or With Disabilities

January 8-9, 2009
New Orleans, LA

Online registration opens December 1, 2008 and closes December 14, 2008.  

This Institute is designed for attorneys who represent victims of domestic violence in contested custody and civil protection order cases.  Topics include: Use & Integration of Evaluators; Special Remedies in Custody & CPO Cases; Court Strategies in Custody & CPO Cases; Ethical and Effective Collaboration; Cultural Competency; and more!

Priority registration will be given to attorneys currently funded by the Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) grant program of the United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.  No more than three attorneys from the same LAV-funded program may attend the Institute without prior permission approval from the program’s grant manager.  This Institute is offered at no cost to OVW-funded attorneys, and grantees may use OVW funds to cover travel costs to attend.  

Additional participant slots will be made available to attorneys currently funded by other OVW-funded grant programs that represent victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.  Non-LAV grantees must obtain prior approval from their grant managers.  Remaining spots will be made available to non-OVW funded attorneys currently serving victims and survivors.  Registration will close at fifty participants. 

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2009 Law Student Writing Competition

Every year, the Commission invites law students to submit articles addressing domestic violence and the law from a national or international perspective. Submissions must further the legal needs of victims of domestic violence or domestic violence victims and their children, or advance efforts to address the incidence, causes and effects of intimate partner violence.

1st Place :       Publication in the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law
Resolution from the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence and honorarium

2nd Place :      Resolution from the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence and national publicity

3rd Place :      Resolution from the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence and national publicity

All winners’ names and papers will also appear on the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence website.
Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2009, 5:00 p.m. EST via email at runger@staff.abanet.org.  No exceptions.  Winners will be notified in August 2009. 

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Call for Submissions

The American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law will dedicate an entire issue every year to domestic violence issues. The Journal respectfully requests the submission of your own writing on domestic violence. They welcome formal academic works, practitioner-focused practical pieces, and current events updates.

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