Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecturer and Keynote Speaker
Professor, Vermont Law School
Co-author, Domestic Violence and the law: Policy and Practice
“Behind the Castle Walls: Is the Right to Privacy Creating a Safe Harbor for Abusers?”
This conference is intended to dispel the many myths surrounding domestic violence and develop real solutions for combating this terrible epidemic. Domestic Violence Survivors from all walks of life will share their stories, and local attorneys, custody mediators such as Russell Gold, Ph.D., and law enforcement personnel, including a representative from the Domestic Violence Unit of the San Diego Police Department and San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, will share their experiences and frustrations with the options and remedies that the current legal system offers. Abuse experts such as Sandra Brown, M.A., psychotherapist, and co-author of several self-help books, will discuss the causes and effects of domestic violence as well as the most promising therapeutic and government interventions, and scholars such as Ilene Durst and Claire Wright of Thomas Jefferson School of Law will discuss their proposals for improving the legal system so that it works for the victims of domestic violence and helps to end the scourge of domestic violence in this country.
For more information, contact Professor Claire Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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