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Section Newsletter Articles on Domestic Violence

5 tips for compassionately representing a domestic violence victim By Sally K. Kolb Family Law, January 2013 There are several things a practitioner should keep in mind, especially when working with the victims. This article will provide some helpful tips for compassionately serving these clients.
Forfeiture by wrongdoing and the Illinois Rules of Evidence By Patrick M. Kinnally Civil Practice and Procedure, November 2011 Forfeiture by wrongdoing should no longer be a doctrine which is only applicable in our state criminal trial courts. New rules can create imaginative ways of thinking and litigating for civil practitioners who use them.
Stalking No Contact Order Act By Lori G. Levin Women and the Law, November 2011 Since the Stalking No Contact Order Act is relatively new, its effectiveness in addressing this behavior has not been fully measured. It does provide a legal remedy to address what can be an alarming and concerning situation
Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network: Women of Influence Luncheon By Sandra Blake Women and the Law, September 2011 The Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network will honor history-maker and workplace rights advocate Lilly Ledbetter at the Women of Influence luncheon on Wednesday, September 14, at the Renaissance Blackstone Hotel in Chicago.
Highlights from the Luminary of Hope event By Melissa M. Olivero Women and the Law, April 2011 Nearly 100 people commemorated Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the annual Luminary of Hope event.
Extension of protective orders to animals under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act By David H. Hopkins Animal Law, December 2010 A relatively new remedy under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act fills a void and recognizes that many abuse situations involve family pets.
Family Violence Prevention Fund/DV Awareness Month By Sandra Blake Women and the Law, November 2010 The Family Violence Prevention Fund has issued a call to action to urge Congress to pass two key pieces of legislation.
Immigration relief available to domestic abuse victims By Julie Gerber-Sollinger Family Law, May 2009 A look at three main areas of immigration relief available to families plagued by abuse, neglect, and domestic violence—the Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Visa, the U Visa, and protection under the Violence Against Women Act.
Mediation and Domestic Violence: A practical guide for mediators and attorneys By E. Nicole Carrion Women and the Law, May 2009 While most judges and attorneys agree that mediation is generally a good thing for most custody and visitation cases, there may be certain cases, such as cases that involve domestic violence, that may require special considerations during mediation or perhaps a waiver of mediation altogether.
A day in the life of a domestic violence attorney By Amie M. Simpson Women and the Law, March 2009 The author describes her work for the Will County Legal Assistance Program, which provides free civil legal services to low-income and senior citizen clients.
The “Cindy Bischof Law”: Illinois enacts a new tool against domestic violence By Dawn Dalton Bench and Bar, December 2008 A summary of the "Cindy Bischof Law" and the changes it makes to a number of statutes.
New law offers better protection for victims of violence (but we’re not where we need to be quite yet) By Sharon L. Eiseman Women and the Law, December 2008 Recently, our State Legislature passed and the Governor signed into law as PA095-0999 an amendment to the 2006 Safe Homes Act (“SHA”).
Legacy of loss transformed into hope: Cindy Bischof Law creates GPS monitoring for domestic violence prevention By Julie A. Neubauer Young Lawyers Division, October 2008 For too long, it has been the same story.
New law adds remedies, enhances protections for DV victims By Sandra Blake Women and the Law, October 2008 “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” —Jackie Robinson
A best practices guide for attorneys representing victims of domestic violence By E. Nicole Carrion Women and the Law, March 2008 Over the years, I have represented numerous victims of domestic violence in all types of legal matters.
Pulling no punches: Effective Representation of Immigration Survivors of Domestic Violence International and Immigration Law, February 2008 On February 29th at the Chicago Regional Office, the International and Immigration Law Section Council will conduct a morning CLE.
Crisis nurseries in Illinois: Keeping families together By Catherine M. Ryan Child Law, March 2007 Illinois now is home to six crisis nurseries which protect children and support families in emergencies.
Hot topics in domestic violence By Yolaine Dauphin and Mary F. Petruchius Women and the Law, January 2007 The ISBA Committee on Women and the Law presented a comprehensive program entitled, “Hot Topics in Domestic Violence,” on Friday, September 8, 2006, at the Chicago Athletic Association.
The use of the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination in domestic relations cases By Matthew A. Kirsh Family Law, March 2000 This article will not attempt to analyze the privilege against self-incrimination in all of its intricacies, but will hopefully provide a basic overview of when the invocation of the privilege is appropriate.
Domestic violence orders of protection: What both civil and criminal practitioners need to know By Gina L. Maus General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, January 1999 Whether the nature of your law practice is largely civil, criminal or a combination of both, it is likely you have been introduced to the Domestic Violence Order of Protection.