2017 Domestic Violence Educational Conference

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/04/17
3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Location
John Marshal Law School

Hosted by
John Marshall Law School


2017 Domestic Violence Educational Conference

Domestic Violence Clinic

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM

2017 Domestic Violence Educational Conference

October 4, 2017

Registration 2:30 p.m.

Program 3 p.m. – 6:30

Reception to follow
Cost:
General Admission -$20

“Day of” Registation – $25

JMLS Student, Faculty, Staff – $0
CLE:
3 hours CLE, 2hr. general credit, 1hr. ethics credit (pending approval)

 

5th Annual Domestic Violence Clinical Advocacy Program Conference

“What Are You Missing? The Intersection Between Domestic Violence and Competently Representing Your Clients in Ten Practice Areas”

 

October 4, 2017 | 3–7:45 p.m.

 

Business ventures or real estate deals and domestic violence? Estate planning or employment issues and domestic violence? Housing or debt issues and domestic violence? You may be surprised to learn that virtually all type of attorneys, not just family law and criminal law attorneys, should be screening for domestic violence among their clients and learn how this status can impact their ability to competently represent their clients. It is highly likely that some of your clients, even CFOs of major corporations, are survivors of domestic violence. This is because domestic violence (“DV”) happens to women and men of all socio-economic status, age, race, religion, and national origin, and is pervasive: 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Due to the many forms of abuse typically inflicted, including financial abuse, the trauma experienced, and the many barriers to becoming safe and whole again, when your clients have experienced DV, this can affect your methods and strategies to competently represent your clients in a diverse group of practice areas. These include: (a) family law, (b) immigration law (c) employment law, (d) real estate law, (e) business law, (f) estate planning, (g) income tax liability, (h) debt relief, (i) elder law, and (j) criminal law cases. To help DV survivors to overcome these barriers and reclaim their lives, there are numerous Illinois and federal laws that provide special protections to survivors of domestic violence in a diverse set of practice areas and you need to be aware of these protections and how they may impact your representation of your clients.

 

Through posted program materials, lectures highlighting key points from those materials, and simulations of attorney-client meetings in several practice areas, you will be introduced in this conference to: (a) the nature and dynamics of domestic violence, (b) some of the special legal protections for survivors of domestic violence, (c) the intersection between domestic violence and competently, and otherwise ethically, representing your clients, (d) how to effectively and compassionately screen your clients for domestic violence, (e) how to employ a “trauma informed” and “empowerment model” of representation, and (f) other important best practices for working with clients who are survivors of domestic violence, including risk assessment and safety planning.

 REGISTER HERE

3-3:10 p.m.                  Welcome

Dean Darby Dickerson
The John Marshall Law School

3:10-4:10 p.m.             The Connection Between Understanding and Screening for Domestic Violence and Providing Competent Legal Representation to Your Clients

Debra Pogrund Stark
Professor; Director, Domestic Violence Clinic
The John Marshall Law School

How to Screen for Domestic Violence and Counsel on Special Protections for Survivors of Domestic Violence: Lessons from Medical Screenings and Simulated Lawyer-Client Meetings in Several Practice Areas

 

4:10–4:40 p.m.            Lessons from Medical Screenings for Domestic Violence

Kathleen Doherty
Director
Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network

4:40–4:50 p.m.            Break

4:50–5:25 p.m.            Client Meeting on a Family Law Case

Attorney
Christine Hunt
Case & Training Coordinator, Domestic Violence Clinic
The John Marshall Law School;
Family Law Attorney, Christine M. Hunt, P.C.

Client
Djuana O’Connor-Oshin
Clinical Attorney, Domestic Violence Clinic, The John Marshall Law School; Family Law Attorney, Law Office of Djuana O’Connor Oshin

5:25–5:45 p.m.            Client Meeting on an Employment Law Case

Attorney
Carlos Montoya
Clinical Attorney, Domestic Violence Clinic, The John Marshall Law School;
Employment Law Attorney, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

 

Client

Kellie Walters
Clinical Attorney, Domestic Violence Clinic, The John Marshall Law School; Civil Rights Attorney, Walters O’Brien Law Offices

5:45–6:10 p.m.            Client Meeting on a Housing Law Case

Attorney
Kellie Walters
Clinical Attorney, Domestic Violence Clinic, The John Marshall Law School; Civil Rights Attorney, Walters O’Brien Law Offices

Client

Carlos Montoya
Clinical Attorney, Domestic Violence Clinic, The John Marshall Law School;
Employment Law Attorney, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

6:10–6:25 p.m.            Client Meeting on Estate Planning

Attorney

Gina Spada
Adjunct Professor/Clinical Attorney, Domestic Violence Clinic, The John Marshall Law School; Estate Planning Attorney, The Law Office of Gina M. Spada, P.C.

Client

Christine Hunt
Case & Training Coordinator, Domestic Violence Clinic
The John Marshall Law School;
Family Law Attorney, Christine M. Hunt, P.C.

6:25–6:45 p.m.            Q & A

6:45–7:45 p.m.            Reception

 

REGISTER HERE

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