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Domestic Violence And Loopholes In The Law

Contact: Finnegan, Lisa
212 636-7175

NEW YORK Fordham University Law School's fifth annual domestic violence conference will look at how violence affects immigrant women as well as gay and lesbian partners, and it will explore the law regarding domestic violence and HIV on Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23 from 9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the McNally Amphitheatre, Fordham University Law School, 140 W. 62nd St., Manhattan. In addition, attorneys and judges will compare mainstream legal responses to domestic violence with the real needs of diverse communities, and discuss how barriers in communities can be overcome. Speakers include the Hon. Juanita Bing Newton, deputy chief administrative judge for justice initiatives; Ms. Magazine Editor-in-Chief Marcia Ann Gillespie; Victoria Cruz, a domestic violence survivor and domestic violence advocate/counselor, Gay and Lesbian Community Anti-Violence Project; New York City Council member Margarita Lopez and Charlotte A. Watson, executive director, New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence DATE: THURSDAY, MARCH 22, FRIDAY, MARCH 23 TIME: 9:15 A.M. -5:30 P.M. PLACE: MCNALLY AMPHITHEATRE FORDHAM UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL 140 W 62ND ST. NEW YORK, N.Y. Founded in 1841, Fordham is New York City's Jesuit university. It has residential campuses in the north Bronx and Manhattan, a graduate center in Tarrytown and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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