Unique Legal Challenges for LGBT Survivors of Initmate Partner Violence - 2011
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Who should watch:
- Family lawyers
- Litigation lawyers
- Juvenile/Children’s lawyers
- Any lawyer interested in diversity issues
What you’ll learn:
- Occurrence of domestic violence among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
transgender (LGBT) population
- Unique challenges for LGBT intimate partner violence
- Legal protections (or lack of protections) around LGBT
- Custody issues and the legal status of children of LGBT
- Tips for lawyers working with LGBT clients
Watch this on demand program to broaden your knowledge of domestic violence
issues when working with diverse populations. You’ll learn that intimate
partner violence occurs among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender
(LGBT) families at rates similar to non-LGBT families.
You’ll come away with a better understanding of how social forms of
oppression such as heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia create
additional challenges for those in abusive relationships seeking
supportive and protective services — and what you, as an attorney, can
do to construct legal protections for LGBT victims of intimate partner
violence, especially in the case of minor children where legal custody
status may not be clear.
Researcher and author Molly M. Herrmann, MS, will discuss tips for
lawyers working with LGBT clients in domestic violence cases, and the
unique challenges they face.