With "black letter" adopted by the ABA House of Delegates in August 2007, these Standards of Practice are intended to improve the quality of legal representation of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. The Commission is available to provide assistance with integration of the Standards or developing training for attorneys using the Standards.
This report identifies the vital role that law schools have played in addressing and educating about domestic violence. The report includes a wealth of practical information that includes methods for incorporating domestic violence law into non-clinical courses, teaching tools organized by subject matter, sample syllabi and paper topics, and a listing of additional domestic violence related resources for legal educators.
What Rights Do I Have as a LGBT Victim of Domestic Violence?
New in 2011, this "know your rights" brochure provides LGBT victims of domestic violence information about domestic violence, and in a simple, direct manner helps facilitate the identification of abusive behavior and presents resources available to assist survivors in finding help.
Updated in 2012! This is a screening and referral tool for civil attorneys to facilitate effective and holistic client-centered representation. The tabbed booklet is designed to encourage attorneys and clients to identify areas beyond civil protective orders in which clients may need legal assistance, and provide clients with the knowledge and information to make informed decisions regarding accessing additional resources.