Legal Advocate Gathering with Leigh Goodmark
November 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join advocates from around the state for a Legal Advocate Gathering with Leigh Goodmark!
We will be discussing legal responses to domestic violence (both civil and criminal) and thinking through the impacts on survivors. Leigh Goodmark will share her observations from years of working with survivors and we will engage in a dynamic discussion to grapple with the issues the legal system brings up for survivors.
This interactive gathering will lead attendees through many opportunities to participate, ask questions and think through next steps as legal advocates.
Who should attend?
Whether you are a legal advocate, do legal advocacy as part of your work or are interested in learning more about best practices for legal advocacy, this gathering is for you.
Registration for this event is now closed. Stay tuned for future Legal Advocate trainings!
Meet Leigh Goodmark!
Leigh Goodmark is an antiviolence advocate and the Marjorie Cook Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Frances King Carey School of Law. Professor Goodmark co-directs the Clinical Law Programs, teaches Family Law, Gender and the Law and Gender Violence and the Law, and directs the Gender Violence Clinic. Professor Goodmark is the author of Decriminalizing Domestic Violence: A Balanced Approach to Intimate Partner Violence (University of California Press 2018). Her work on intimate partner violence has appeared in numerous journals, law reviews and publications. She also brings decades of experience working within the anti-violence movement and representing survivors in court.