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LGBTQ Domestic Violence Annual Statewide Meeting – Day 1

Michelle Michelle December 02, 2021

This meeting was recorded 12/2/21 and has two parts:

Cultural Proficiency and Legal Tools for Serving Polyamorous Clients

When clients choose to create relationships and families outside of traditional models, they often find themselves under-resourced, unable to access culturally competent services, and without the more than 1,000 rights and benefits that come with legally-recognized relationship structures. This workshop will focus on the nuts-and-bolts of how to serve and support polyamorous clients, including topics such as welcoming practices, relationship rights and dissolution, parentage, property issues, and domestic violence. Presented by: Andy Izenson, Esq., Sr. Legal Director of the Chosen Family Law Center

Conflict of Laws, Full Faith and Credit, and LGBTQ Folks

Hey—I do family law or LGBTQ rights, why do I need to know about conflicts of law? It’s because we live in a mobile society with an ever-evolving legal landscape, especially around LGBTQ+ rights and recognition. While states like New York are expanding recognition and respect, others are narrowing and contracting. Further, victims of intimate partner violence, coercive control, or intra-familial violence may flee to or from New York and will need information and support as they navigate new systems. Join us to learn more about interstate issues as they apply to orders of protection, name change orders, birth certificates and other identity documents, parentage orders, and more.  Presented by: Lettie Dickerson, Esq. and Amy Schwartz-Wallace, Esq., Empire Justice Center

Click here to download the materials for both presentations