The Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ Communities
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
New York, NY
Amy Schwartz-Wallace, Esq.
Empire Justice Center
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
- October 22, 2021
- 10:00 AM
- 11:30 AM
- Virtual Participation
- Richard Saenz, Esq., Moderator, Lambda Legal
- Amy Schwartz-Wallace, Esq., Speaker, Empire Justice Center
- Ashley N. Young, Esq., Speaker, New York City Anti-Violence Project
- LGBTQ Law Section
- Committee on Continuing Legal Education
- Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Women in Law Section
- Family Law Section
- Domestic Violence Committee