About the Conference
October 13-14, 2022
NYC (In-Person & Virtual)
Proskauer Rose LLP
Eleven Times Square
New York, NY 10036
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
200 Park Ave
New York, NY 10166
Join family law practitioners, survivor leaders, social service professionals, members of the judiciary, and advocates to address systemic injustices faced by survivors of intimate partner violence within New York State’s family law system.
This conference will provide an opportunity to examine the significant challenges for survivors in family law cases, learn about key legal developments, engage and collaborate with practitioners and advocates across organizations, and develop meaningful solutions.
Confronting Systemic Injustice:
How Bias Manifests in New York State’s Family Law System
In an effort to confront intersectional, systemic injustice, panelists will provide insight into how litigants and practitioners experience bias in the courts, and the role bias plays in perpetuating an under-resourced court system that serves the most vulnerable New Yorkers. Panelists will highlight the findings of the Report from the Special Adviser on Equal Justice in the New York State Courts produced by Jeh Johnson, the Gender Survey 2020 produced by the New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts, and the reforms being instituted in response. Panelists will consider strategies for reducing bias, including training, oversight, and institutional reform.