Professor Beth Posner Participates in Numerous Pro Bono Programs and Activities

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Throughout this past academic year, Professor Beth Posner, who teaches the Immigration Clinic and the Domestic Violence Clinic, participated in the following activities:

  • September, 2014: Taught for the ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence 2-day Institute, Representing Victims of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence in Civil Litigation, in Washington DC
  • September, 2014: Conducted legal training for law student members of the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project, Chapel Hill, NC
  • October, 2014: Panel Discussant for screening of the award-winning documentary Private Violence, Chapel Hill, NC
  • October, 2014: Conducted legal training for court advocates at the Compass Center for Women and Children, Chapel Hill, NC
  • November, 2014: Conducted legal training for court advocates at Family Violence and Rape Crisis Service, Pittsboro, NC
  • November, 2014: Panel Discussant at Duke Law School –Gender Violence and the Law, Durham, NC
  • November, 2014: Conducted divorce training for law students participating in Winter Break Pro Bono Project, Chapel Hill, NC
  • November, 2014: Conducted training on cultural diversity for law students participating in Winter Break Pro Bono Project, Chapel Hill, NC
  • January, 2015: Taught Special Immigrant Juvenile Status CLE, Durham, NC
  • January, 2015: Panel Moderator for Police Violence in the Wake of Ferguson and Staten Island, Chapel Hill, NC
  • February, 2015: Conducted Legal Training for law students on Defending Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Agencies against Subpoenas, Chapel Hill, NC
  • March, 2015: Presenter, UNC School of Government Judge’s Seminar on Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence in North Carolina: Statistics, Consequences, and Prospects for the Future, Chapel Hill, NC
  • April, 2015: Panel Discussant, UNC School of Public Health Gender-Based Violence Research Conference

Additional Pro Bono Work:

  • Directed UNC Pro Bono Programs’ Divorce Project, fall and spring, 2014-2015
  • Supervised pro bono students representing indigent plaintiffs in divorces in Orange County. Students interviewed clients, drafted pleadings, and conducted hearings before the Orange County Chief District Court Judge.
  • Directed UNC Pro Bono Programs’ Family Law Friday, spring, 2015
  • In partnership with Legal Aid of North Carolina, the Orange County Bar Association, and the Orange County Clerk of Court, students conducted an “open house” at the Orange County courthouse, conducting intake, providing advice, and assisting with pro se pleadings in a full range of family law matters.
  • Member, Durham-Orange Women Attorneys Trafficking Committee, drafting recommendation for Durham County service providers regarding trafficking of minors.

Posted by Tamar R. Birckhead on Thu. May 28, 2015 2:32 PM
Categories: Domestic Violence Clinic, Immigration Clinic, Service
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