What work do you do with the Commission?
I am a former Commission member (2006-09) and since then have been the Liaison between the Commission and the ABA Family Law Section.
What inspires you, professionally and personally?
The need for competent legal representation for intimate partner violence survivors and their children, as well as the efforts by state legal organizations to provide pro bono counsel for those people.
What are you currently reading?
I am reading The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease, published by Cambridge University Press.
What is something you are looking forward to in the future?
The publication of the Model Domestic Violence Code by the NCJFCJ, on which I worked with others, through primarily remote Zoom sessions, for more than the past two years.
How can attorneys, judges, and advocates engage with the Commission?
They can donate to the Commission and they can seek ways in which they can participate in Commission activities personally, remotely and financially, furthering the Commission's goals and enhancing survivors' safety.
Why should someone donate to the Commission?
Donations enable the Commission to provide more excellent training and research-based information published for counsel representing domestic violence survivors, as well as certain publications focused on intimate partner violence. This enables more lawyers to provide competent representation to survivors of that violence and their children.