This dynamic, interdisciplinary training conference will bring together scholars and practitioners from the fields of mental health, law, substance abuse, social/legal advocacy, alternative dispute resolution, prevention, and the judiciary to offer in-depth presentations on the history of domestic violence in our culture, our current state of knowledge, and suggestions for furthering our understanding and improving advocacy in circumstances of family violence. All presenters will offer commentary that addresses the needs of the interdisciplinary audience (including legal, mental health, substance abuse, ADR).
The location for this conference, University at Buffalo School of Law, has for decades been active in legal support for victims of domestic violence. Professor Judith Olin, who has deep experience in the area, was hired in 2016 to run the Family Violence and Women’s Rights Law Clinic, and continue the important commitment that the law school has made to victims of family violence and the community partners working to address violence throughout the region.
This program qualifies for 6.0 transitional or non-transitional NYS CLE credits; 3.0 in the area of Professional Practice, and 3.0 credit in the area of Skills. The University at Buffalo School of Law has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York for the period of March 11, 2014 - March 10, 2017. The University at Buffalo School of Law has a financial hardship policy. For further information on our policy, contact Lisa Mueller, CLE Coordinator at 716-645-3176.