Nov. 21, 2017
Did you catch our November newsletter? In this issue: New Legal Victory: Restraining Orders Issued in Juvenile Court Can Be Renewed by Family Courts; Domestic Violence, Mass Shootings, & the Murders That Go Unseen; Pro Bono Spotlight: DLA Piper; Dec. 19 Training for Judges in San Diego; and more. Read it here.
Oct. 26, 2017
Our Domestic Violence Awareness Month newsletter is here, featuring: Awareness Raising: DV in Communities Experiencing Multiple Oppressions; Legal Victory: Protecting CA Survivors Against Out-of-State Abusers; FVAP in the Community (Photos); and more. Read it here.
Sept. 19, 2017
We’re celebrating victories with our pro bono partners in this month’s newsletter. Also featured: A Note About Recent National Events; Pro Bono Spotlight: Jenner & Block; Legal Victory: Survivor Finally Obtains Restraining Order Hearing in San Mateo County; CPEDV Members: Call Us With Your Legal Questions; FVAP’s Next Case to Decide: Can CA Court Issue DV Restraining Order Against Out-of-State Person?; Welcoming Our Fall Law Clerks; and FVAP’s Shuray Ghorishi Awarded OneJustice Executive Fellowship. Read it here.
Sept. 8, 2017
A Bloomberg BNA Family Law Reporter article “Man Ducks Alimony But Can’t Escape Federal Support Duty” discusses FVAP’s latest appellate legal victory, Kumar vs. Kumar. This decision ensures the rights of CA sponsored immigrants who are brought to the U.S. by a spouse or loved one, and is an important win for immigrants across California who may be unable to leave abusive relationships because they are trapped by their financial situation or limited income options. Read the article here.
Sept. 1, 2017
Our latest legal victory (with Bay Area Legal Aid) is California Family Law Report’s Case of the Month for September 2017. In the first ever ruling of this kind in California, In re Marriage of Kumar ensures the rights of CA immigrants who are brought to the U.S. by a spouse or loved one who signs federal immigration Affidavit of Support, promising to financially support the new immigrant at slightly above poverty level for 10 years. This is an important win for immigrants across California who may be unable to leave abusive relationships because they are trapped by their financial situation or limited income options. Read the article here. Thanks to our co-counsel who worked on this case for over a year, Bay Area Legal Aid and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe; and to theNational Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project and Crowell & Moring, who submitted an influential amicus brief.
Aug 17, 2017
Read about FVAP’s latest groundbreaking legal victory for immigrant survivors of domestic violence in our August newsletter. Also featured: Charlottesville Car Attack Suspect Previously Accused of Family Abuse; FVAP Supports Survivors’ Right to Privacy in CNS v. Yamasaki; Partnering with the Center for Youth Development through Law; Next Generation: Berkeley Law Fellows Work on Innovative Legal Solutions; and more. Read it here.
July 13, 2017
FVAP Executive Director Erin Smith was interviewed live on ABC7 News in Los Angeles today, discussing FVAP’s mission and annual attorney battle-of-the-bands fundraiser, “Banding Together to End Domestic Violence.” Watch a recording of the interview here.
June 30, 2017
In an article on PoliceOne.com, a retired Sacramento police officer discusses an important FVAP restraining order case, and the implications for California officers who encounter domestic violence. Read it here. Thanks to our co-counsel in this case, Bay Area Legal Aid and Folger Levin LLP.
March 23, 2017
FVAP is mentioned in today’s Mercury News, in the column “Why California should boost legal aid funding,” co-authored by Legal Aid Association of California Executive Director Salena Copelandand California State Senator Bob Wieckowski. The article highlights FVAP’s legacy of setting binding legal precedent through published opinions that have helped thousands of domestic violence survivors statewide, and recognizes the dire importance of California’s legal aid nonprofits.
March 14, 2017
The latest issue of Family Law News, a magazine published by the State Bar of California, prominently features an article by FVAP Legal Director Nancy K.D. Lemon and FVAP Director of Programs Jennafer Dorfman Wagner. “Family Violence Appellate Project Finds Many Family Law Judicial Officers Fail to Respond Appropriately in Domestic Violence Cases,” summarizes the results of FVAP’s 2016 landmark statewide survey of domestic violence service providers regarding the most pressing challenges survivors face in CA civil courts, and highlights the need for judicial education in this very important area of the law. Read the article here.
Jan. 9, 2017
Introducing FVAP’s On-Demand Training Video web portal. Read about it in our January newsletter, as well as FVAP’s 2016 Year in Review.