Anya Lynn-Alesker is the Managing Attorney with the Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence of the American Bar Association. Anya supports initiatives designed to assist lawyers representing victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Specifically, Anya drafts, develops and executes multiple-day, interactive trainings designed to advance the skill sets of lawyers representing victims, including training on the topics of domestic violence fundamentals, serving survivors with disabilities, and improving law school and legal aid collaborations that address the legal needs of victims. Anya also assists lawyers through the provision of legal technical assistance; publication of legal manuals, treatises and texts; and promotion of protective state and federal legislation.
Anya formerly directed the Surviving Violence and Increasing Viable Employment Project of the Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center in San Francisco, CA, which assists domestic and sexual violence victims facing employment discrimination through training, outreach, policy advocacy, and legal representation. Anya is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, MA.