Listservs

Commission Listservs

The ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence hosts six listservs.

American Bar Association membership is not a prerequisite for membership in any listserv, nor does membership on its own qualify one for admission to a listserv.

For more information, please read the descriptions below.


CDSV-Friends
Join the CDSV-Friends Listserv

The Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence hosts this listserv for allies and professionals supporting the mission and goals of the Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence.

  • Membership is open to all allies and supporters.
  • The list is informational, and the easiest way to stay informed about Commission news, activities, and events.


LitigateDSV Listserv
Hosted Since October 2003
Apply to Join the LitigateDSV Listserv

The Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence hosts this monitored, litigators-only listserv to provide a forum for victims’ attorneys to discuss issues that arise in the process of litigation, and to provide peer-to-peer assistance and mentorship.

As representation of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking extends far beyond family law cases, litigators from all practice settings are encouraged to apply so long as the list criteria are met.

  • The LitigateDSV listserv is open only to those attorneys who maintain a substantial and active practice of cases on behalf of individual victims. The practice must include substantial in-court representation.
  • Membership is open to victims' lawyers only. The listserv is not open to those who represent perpetrators of abuse or who are otherwise involved in litigation on behalf of abusers.

The list is ‘quietly moderated’ by the Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, which means that messages are screened for relevance and appropriateness, but not edited.


LGBTQ-DSV Listserv
Hosted Since February 2013
Apply to Join the LGBTQ-DSV Listserv

The Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence hosts this monitored, litigators-only listserv to provide a forum for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and/or Transgender, and/or Queer (LGBTQ) victims’ attorneys to discuss issues that arise in the process of litigation, and to provide peer-to-peer assistance and mentorship.

As representation of LGBTQ victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking extends far beyond family law cases, litigators from all practice settings are encouraged to apply so long as the list criteria are met.

  • The LGBTQ-DSV listserv is open only to those attorneys who maintain a substantial and active practice of cases on behalf of individual LGBTQ victims. The practice must include substantial in-court representation.
  • Membership is open to LGBTQ victims' lawyers only. The listserv is not open to those who represent perpetrators of abuse or who are otherwise involved in litigation on behalf of abusers.
  • The list is ‘quietly moderated’ by the Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, which means that messages are screened for relevance and appropriateness, but not edited.


LegislateDSV Listserv
Hosted Since March 2010
Apply to Join the LegislateDSV Listserv

The Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence hosts this policy discussion listserv, aimed at identifying and advocating for federal domestic violence and sexual assault-related legislative priorities, from the perspective of legal services providers.

  • Membership in LegislateDSV is open to anyone supporting federal assistance to expand and improve the provision of legal services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • The list is ‘quietly moderated’ by the Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, which means that messages are screened for relevance and appropriateness, but not edited.
  • The views expressed in the list discussion are not approved by the House of Delegates or the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association and accordingly should not be construed as representing the policy of the ABA. Any lobbying pursued by staff will be done only in accordance with standard policies and procedures.


TeachDSV Listserv
Hosted Since November 2010
Apply to Join TeachDSV

The Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence hosts this listserv for law professors who teach courses on or related to domestic and/or sexual violence, for discussion and sharing of resources about domestic and/or sexual violence, the work of the commission, and other related issues.  

  • Membership is open to law professors who teach courses on or related to domestic and/or sexual violence, whether clinical or doctrinal. 
  • The list is ‘quietly moderated’ by the Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, which means that messages are screened for relevance and appropriateness, but not edited.


LearnDSV Listserv
Hosted Since November 2010
Apply to Join LearnDSV

The Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence hosts this listserv for law students to promote discussion and sharing of resources about domestic and/or sexual violence, the work of the commission, and other related issues.

  • Membership is open to law students presently attending law school. 
  • The list is ‘quietly moderated’ by the Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, which means that messages are screened for relevance and appropriateness, but not edited.

The Commission reserves the right to grant or deny access to a listserv to anyone at any time. 

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