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The Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ Communities

The Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ Communities

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10:00 – 10:05 (5)                        Welcome and Introduction


10:05 – 11:20 (75)                      Panel Discussion


October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. However, did you know that research indicates LGBTQ people experience domestic violence at similar or even higher rates than heterosexual, cisgender people? Most legal practitioners do not, but it is this lack of visibility and information that allows abuse to hide in the shadows. Participants will learn more about the dynamics of intimate partner violence in these communities, as well as the barriers to assistance that can help interrupt abuse. Our panel will also discuss how the patchwork or downright lack of legal protections can be used as a tool of coercive control.  Finally, we will explore several recent ethics opinions and policy changes that provide insight into the representation of LGBTQ clients, and our professional responsibility as advocates.




Richard Saenz, Esq.

Senior Attorney and Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct Strategist

Lambda Legal

New York, NY


Amy Schwartz-Wallace, Esq.

Unit Director

Empire Justice Center

Rochester, NY


Ashley N. Young, Esq.

Director of Legal Services

New York City Anti-Violence Project

New York, NY


1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice 


11:20 – 11:30 (10)                      Q&A

Start Date:
  • October 22, 2021
Start Time:
  • 10:00 AM
End Time:
  • 11:30 AM
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 1.5
Total Credit(s):
  • 1.5
  • Virtual Participation
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • 0LL51
Section Member Price: Free
Non-Member Price: $100.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • LGBTQ+ Law Section
  • Committee on Continuing Legal Education
  • Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Women in Law Section
  • Family Law Section
  • Domestic Violence Committee (Family Law)