Legal Aid Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Helping Families Secure Safety and Stability

  • Family Law/Matrimonial
  • Domestic Violence
  • Training (non-CLE)

This year’s National Pro Bono Week theme is domestic violence, and October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

At Legal Aid, we regularly are looking for pro bono counsel to represent domestic violence survivors in child custody cases to help them achieve long-term safety and stability for themselves and their children.  For parents who cannot afford a lawyer, navigating the court system on their own is difficult enough; and, for survivors of domestic violence who share children with their former partners who were abusive, having to face their former partners in court can be daunting at best.

Bring your “brown bag” lunch and come learn from Legal Aid’s domestic violence and family law experts.  Discussion topics will include:

    Child custody law basics
    What is involved in handling a “typical” child custody case
    How the dynamics of domestic violence impact child custody cases
    Next steps to get involved

If you have questions about the event or have any difficulty registering, please email Sylvia Soltis at

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