Monday, October 19, 2015

October 21: Domestic violence forum

The DC Bar District of Columbia Affairs Section is sponsoring Domestic & Sexual Violence in DC - What the Law Says & What More Should It Say? Wednesday, October 21 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at University of the DC School of Law (4340 Connecticut Ave NW).   The event is free but registration is required.

The event features legal and policy experts discussing the legal challenges and issues of domestic and sexual violence.   The panel will focus on the most fundamental domestic and sexual violence issues, including those regarding the protection and housing of victims, arrest and prosecution of offenders and legislative proposals (including Council member Bonds' bill on sexual assault on campus).

Keith Alexander, WaPo Crime Reporter, will moderate the panelists:

  • Anita Bonds, At-large CM
  • Sarah Connell, Domestic Violence Section, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
  • Assistant Chief Peter Newsham, Metropolitan Police Department
  • Malik Washington, Training and Outreach Specialist, DC Domestic Violence Coalition
  • China Wilson, Director of the Office of Career Services and Experiential Learning and Title IX Coordinator, Trinity Washington University

A reception will follow.

Co-sponsors of the event are the additional DC Bar Section(s): Courts, Lawyers, and the Administration of Justice Section, Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section, Family Law Section, Immigration and Human Rights Committee of the International Law Section and Tort Law Section. Also in cosponsorship with David A. Clarke School of Law, The Federal City Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the University of the District of Columbia.

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