Justice for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Transforming an Inequitable Family Law System


In-Person & Virtual Attendance
(NYC location to be announced)
CLE Accredited

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This event is co-hosted by Sanctuary for Families, Her Justice, NYLAG, Safe Horizon, and Proskauer Rose LLP.

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Questions? Please email us at familylaw2022@sffny.org

Join family law practitioners, survivor leaders, social service professionals, members of the judiciary, and advocates to address systemic injustices faced by survivors of intimate partner violence within New York State’s family law system.

This conference will provide an opportunity to examine the significant challenges for survivors in family law cases, learn about key legal developments, engage and collaborate with practitioners and advocates across organizations, and develop meaningful solutions.


Keynote Speakers

Hon. Edwina G. Mendelson
Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives
NYS Unified Court System

Hon. Betty Weinberg Ellerin
Chair, NYS Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts
Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird

Jacqueline Franchetti
Founder and President
Kyra’s Champions and Kyra Franchetti Foundation


Joan Meier, JD
National Family Violence Law Center Professor of Clinical Law
National Family Violence Law Center at the George Washington University Law School

Dr. Chitra Raghavan, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Director, MA Program in Forensic Mental Health Counseling
Coordinator, Victim Services Track in Forensic Mental Health Counseling
Coordinator, Advanced Certificate in Victimology
John Jay College Of Criminal Justice

Tanya Selvaratnam
Author, Assume Nothing: A Story of Intimate Violence
Senior Director, Gender Justice Narratives, Pop Culture Collaborative

William C. Silverman
Partner and Head of Pro Bono, Proskauer Rose LLP
Chair, The Fund for Modern Courts

Additional speakers to be announced