Courtroom Advocates Project

Celebrating 20 years of safety and justice


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About the Courtroom Advocates Project (CAP)

CAP engages private legal practitioners and law students in domestic violence work in the earliest stages of their careers. Through year-round trainings at law schools and major law firms, CAP enables law school students and law firm associates to advocate for domestic violence victims entering family court to obtain orders of protection.

When cases become contested, associates assume representation of the client under the close supervision of a senior staff attorney. CAP often initiates a career-long interest in domestic violence legal work among lawyers and students.


Jennifer Friedman
Legal Director, My Sisters’ Place; Founder, Courtroom Advocates Project

Hon. Betty Weinberg Ellerin
Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird LLP

Fried Frank
Accepted by Janice Mac Avoy, partner, and Peter Cobb, former managing partner


David Stern
Executive Director, Equal Justice Works

Keynote Speaker:

Hon. Jonathan Lippman
Of Counsel, Latham & Watkins; formerly Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals


Hon. Edwina Mendelson
Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives

Special thanks to our host committee:

Erin Correale
Vivian Huelgo
Harlene Katzman
Kathleen Kundar
Ron Neumann
Kate Ogg

Hannah Pennington
Ben Schatz
William C. Silverman
Andrew Sta. Ana
Leslie Thrope
Mia White