April 24, 2011
Carey: "Correcting Myopia in Domestic Violence Advocacy: Moving Forward in Lawyering and Law School Clinics"
Camille Carey (Univ. of New Mexico School of Law) has posted "Correcting Myopia in Domestic Violence Advocacy: Moving Forward in Lawyering and Law School Clinics" (forthcoming Colum. J. of Gender & Law) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
Lawyers and law school clinics have become myopic in their approach to civil domestic violence lawyering. This article argues that domestic violence lawyering should expand beyond its current focus on family law to move domestic violence law and practice forward. Drawing on theoretical frameworks from criminal law and feminist legal theory, this article proposes a lawyering model that expands individual representation across a wide spectrum of case types while also challenging systems that enable battering or do not support victims in their efforts to secure safety.
Holistic representation in family law, public benefits, immigration, housing, mortgage foreclosure, tort, and financial matters, among other substantive areas, better serves domestic violence victims and reveals systemic problems facing victims. By taking a dual approach – broad holistic representation of individual victims combined with law reform efforts directed at systemic issues revealed through broad direct representation – lawyers and law school clinics can move domestic violence advocacy forward.
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Posted by: Suzan | Apr 26, 2011 10:12:27 AM
i am currently embroiled in this CA Family Law legal nightmare of being abused by a myopic family law court that refuses to take into account my wife feloney conviction for attacking me in my sleep and leaving me for dead in a pool of my own blood after my son died and after she ran off with all our money leaving this disabled traumatized guy all alone to survive on his own to fight an abusive agressive divorce with out any hope of legal representation. How come she has the right to a court apointed criminal lawyer but not me in a divorce trial??? all my friends think thats nuttier than squirrell turds!
Posted by: NOODLES | Jan 12, 2012 9:57:35 PM