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Domestic and Sexual Violence

Presented by Andrew King-Ries, Protima Pandey, and Kathy Morris

Note: This is not for CLE. Live webinars are free and open to the public. The recorded program and materials are exclusively for ABA members.

The Career Choice Series is designed to help you choose your career path. Whether you’re a law student, young lawyer, or transitioning attorney, find out what it’s like to work in various practice areas and the best way to position yourself to get there.


In this segment, our speakers will explore the practice area of representing survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Protima Pandey counsels, advises, and assists families and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in various areas of law such as family law, immigration, housing, and public benefits – which are all reliefs available in the civil law practice arena. Professor King-Ries is a former prosecutor specializing in domestic violence. Now he teaches Domestic Violence and Criminal Law (among other courses) and has written numerous articles on the prosecution of domestic violence offenses. Our speakers will share with you their career paths, provide invaluable insight into what skills you’ll need to break into this area, what drew them to it, the pros and cons, and what a typical day in their practice entails.


Andrew King-Ries, Professor and Associate Dean, Alexander Blewitt III School of Law, Missoula, MT
Protima Pandey, Managing Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid, Redwood City, CA

Kathy Morris, Founder, Under Advisement, Ltd, Chicago, IL and New York, NY

Sponsored by ABA Career CenterYoung Lawyers Division, Law Student Division, and Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence.

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