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commission activities and programming

Commission Activities and Programming

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 honorarium

3rd Place:

Resolution from the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence and honorarium

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.

For more information, click here .

Sharon Corbitt Award Nominations Period Open

The ABA Commission on Domestic Violence created this award in 2008 to recognize service by lawyers from all areas of practice, including non-profits, large firms, solo practitioners, corporate counsel, and judges who demonstrate exemplary service to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or stalking, in the spirit of Sharon Corbitt. For more information and a complete nomination packet, click here Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2009, 5:00 p.m. EST.