Campaign to Help Break Silence on Domestic Violence

The Women’s Justice Center at Pace Law School (PWJC), which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, will host its annual benefit dinner and silent auction on Wednesday, October 19, beginning at 6 p.m., at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown, New York. The deadline to RSVP has been extended to October 5. This year’s event, “Celebrating 20 Years of Justice for Women,” will honor Alayne Katz, Esq. and Tamara A. Mitchel, Esq., for their dedicated work with the Center. For more information on the event or the Pace Women’s Justice Center, visit www.law.pace.edu/wjc or contact Woodrina Harris at (914) 422-4069. (Left: Purple ribbons are a symbol of bravery and supporters are encouraged to wear purple, or to tie purple ribbons around trees during October to raise awareness of domestic violence. Photo credit: Patch.com).

From the Bronxville-Eastchester Patch.com:

“In addition to Hope’s Door in Pleasantville, My Sister’s Place runs emergency shelters in Yonkers and White Plains. In addition, the Pace University Women’s Justice Center offers assistance, as does the county District Attorney’s office, which opened the Family Justice Center in 2010 to offer a range of services in addition to legal support for victims of domestic violence, which includes child abuse and elder abuse along with intimate partner abuse, said D.A. spokeswoman Tracy Everson. The D.A.’s office prosecuted over 2,700 cases of domestic violence in 2010.

During October, Hope’s Door is holding several events to help raise awareness of domestic violence, including a seminar for lawyers and a symposium exploring faith-based perspectives. They also run an ongoing series of workshops to help doctors and social recognize the sings of domestic abuse and run an extensive network of referral services.”

Read the full article here.

From a press release from Pace Law School:

WHITE PLAINS, NY —The Women’s Justice Center at Pace Law School (PWJC), which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, will host its annual benefit dinner and silent auction on Wednesday, October 19, beginning at 6 p.m., at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown, New York. The deadline to RSVP has been extended to October 5. This year’s event, “Celebrating 20 Years of Justice for Women,” will honor Alayne Katz, Esq. and Tamara A. Mitchel, Esq., for their dedicated work with the Center. For more information on the event or the Pace Women’s Justice Center, visit www.law.pace.edu/wjc or contact Woodrina Harris at (914) 422-4069.

The Women’s Justice Center is a nonprofit legal center within Pace Law School whose mission is to end abuse by providing direct legal representation for victims and survivors of domestic violence and elder abuse, as well as training, community education and outreach, service coordination, and information and referrals. Since its founding in 1991, PWJC has become the largest civil legal services provider in Westchester County specializing in domestic violence and elder abuse. With a staff of 13 attorneys and over 7,200 hours contributed by pro bono attorneys, volunteers and law students annually, PWJC provides free legal services to over 2,800 clients and conducts hundreds of clinics, trainings, presentations and community outreach events.

In addition to its offices on the Pace Law School campus in White Plains, PWJC attorneys are based in walk-in offices in the Family Courthouses in White Plains and Yonkers, where they offer essential frontline, often life-saving emergency legal services on a walk-in basis for victims and survivors of domestic violence. PWJC’s programs and activities also include Elder Law Clinics, a Legal Helpline, a Moderate Means Matrimonial Panel (which matches middle-income clients with low-fee or sliding scale attorneys), Pro Bono Legal Project, free legal clinics, numerous specialized trainings and presentations, community outreach, and publication and distribution of “plain language” legal information.

Reporters are welcome to attend the dinner with advanced notice to Lauren Rubenstein. The Women’s Justice Center’s director, attorneys, students and clients are also available to speak to the media on request.

Contact:

Lauren Rubenstein
Manager, Media Relations
Pace Law School
ph. 914.422.4389
cell 914.329.8680

Sen. Oppenheimer and Advocacy Groups Urge Gov. Paterson to Protect Domestic Violence Victims

Joined by representatives from the Pace Women’s Justice Center, My Sisters’ Place, Hope’s Door, and Legal Services for the Hudson Valley, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) will call on Governor Paterson to sign into law sweeping legislation to strengthen the rights and protections of domestic violence survivors and increase the criminal penalties for domestic abuse.

News from STATE SENATOR Suzi Oppenheimer, New York State Senate, 37th District

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Debra Lagapa; lagapa@senate.state.ny.us; (914) 934-5250 (w); (914) 715-3125 (m)

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SENATOR SUZI OPPENHEIMER STANDS WITH LEADING ADVOCACY GROUPS TO URGE GOVERNOR PATERSON TO ENACT NEW PROTECTIONS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS

While violent crime overall has declined in recent years, violence against loved ones is on the rise.  In 2008, intimate partner homicides increased 25% statewide and 45% in counties outside New York City.  New York’s Domestic Violence Courts handled more than 31,000 cases in 2008, an increase of nearly 7,000 from 2007.  More than 400,000 incidents of domestic violence are reported to police departments in New York every year, while 300,000 calls are received by domestic violence hotlines throughout the state.  Indeed, 20 percent of all assaults occurring outside New York City are committed by “intimate partners.”

Joined by representatives from the Pace Women’s Justice Center, My Sisters’ Place, Hope’s Door, and Legal Services for the Hudson Valley, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) will call on Governor Paterson to sign into law sweeping legislation to strengthen the rights and protections of domestic violence survivors and increase the criminal penalties for domestic abuse.

WHO: State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck)

Jane Aoyama-Martin, Exec. Dir., Pace Women’s Justice Center

My Sisters’ Place

Carla Horton, Exec. Dir., Hope’s Door

Robin Stiebel, Managing Atty, Yonkers office, Legal Services for the Hudson Valley

WHEN: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 10:00 AM

WHERE: Pace Law School

Tudor Room, Preston Hall

78 North Broadway

White Plains, NY 10603

Pace Women’s Justice Center’s Family Court Legal Program Marks Ten Years with Daylong Celebration

October 14, 2009 – A daylong “Celebration of Justice for Women” starts at 3:00 pm October 15, 2009 with a ceremony and brief symposium at the White Plains Courthouse to mark the tenth anniversary of the Family Court Legal Program, administered by the Westchester County Office for Women. It will be followed by the Pace Women’s Justice Center’s 12th Annual Benefit dinner at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown at 6:00 pm, where County Executive Andrew J. Spano will receive the “Creative Vision for Women’s Justice Award.”

MEDIA ADVISORY Contact for Pace Women’s Justice Center: Karen Commeret 914-422-4634 or kcommeret@law.pace.edu FIRST PROGRAM IN THE COUNTRY TO OFFER LEGAL AND SUPPORT SERVICES TO VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MARKS 10 YEARS

Pace Women’s Justice Center’s Family Court Legal Program has served over 8,000 victims and survivors of domestic violence and trained over 250 law students

Center was the first to provide professional training to law students in representing domestic violence victims and survivors

WHITE PLAINS, NY, October 14, 2009 – A daylong “Celebration of Justice for Women” starts at 3:00 pm October 15, 2009 with a ceremony and brief symposium at the White Plains Courthouse to mark the tenth anniversary of the Family Court Legal Program, administered by the Westchester County Office for Women. It will be followed by the Pace Women’s Justice Center’s 12th Annual Benefit dinner at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown at 6:00 pm, where County Executive Andrew J. Spano will receive the “Creative Vision for Women’s Justice Award.”

Speaking at the symposium will be a number of experts on dealing with domestic violence, including the keynote speaker, Amy Barasch, Esq., Executive Director of New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence.

The Family Court Legal Program (“FCLP”), established in 1999, was the first program in the country to offer comprehensive legal and support services in one place to women applying for orders of protection, while also providing professional training to law students in representing domestic violence victims and survivors. Attorneys from the Pace Women’s Justice Center and students from the Pace University School of Law are at the courthouse in White Plains and Yonkers, Monday – Friday. Services are free and provided on a walk-in basis. The FCLP is a collaborative partnership with Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, Victims Assistance Services, the Westchester County Office of Child Support Enforcement, the Probation Department, the entire Family Court staff, and domestic violence shelters.

Ten years ago, by asking Pace Law School to provide clinical legal representation, County Executive Spano not only took a dramatic step toward safeguarding some of the most vulnerable members of the community, but also helped forge “a link between the law school and the county for the benefit of both,” in the words of Professor Janet Johnson, then the Executive Director of Academic Programs for the Pace Women’s Justice Center and a central force in the Program’s creation.

Since it opened, the Family Court Legal Program has served over 8,000 victims and survivors of domestic violence and trained over 250 law students. Women are not the only beneficiaries of this program – 2,579 children have been included in the orders of protection that have been issued.

Ceremony and symposium details: The keynote speaker at the courthouse celebration is Amy Barasch, Esq., the first director of the Family Court Legal Program and current Executive Director of New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. The event will also include the premiere of a video, “Seeking Safety at the Family Court Legal Program,” which will be available on-line to help victims of domestic violence understand the process of securing legal remedies for domestic violence. The video will also be shown at the dinner and features three victims who were helped through the program and will also be at the dinner.

Other speakers will be District Attorney Janet DiFiore; the Honorable Alan D. Sheinkman, Administrative Judge of the 9th Judicial District; Michelle S. Simon, Dean of Pace University School of Law; Camille Failla Murphy, Director of the Westchester County Office for Women; and Jane Aoyama-Martin, Director of the Pace Women’s Justice Center. An open house at the Family Court Legal Program will begin at 4:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call the Office for Women at (914) 995-5972.

Benefit and silent auction details: The 12th Annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown at 6:00 pm are sponsored by the Pace Women’s Justice Center of Pace University’s School of Law. Founded in 1991, Pace Women’s Justice Center is the largest legal services provider in Westchester specializing in domestic violence and elder abuse. With a staff of 20 plus over 5,000 annual hours contributed by pro-bono attorneys, volunteers and law students, the Center makes direct legal services and legal information readily available to those in need.

In addition to the Family Court Legal Program, the Center also sponsors a Family Law Lecture Series, Elder Abuse Civil Legal Services and Elder Law Clinics, a Moderate Means Divorce Panel, trainings, and a Legal Helpline that receives over 3,000 calls per year (914-287-0739).

County Executive Spano was chosen to receive the “Creative Vision for Women’s Justice Award” because of his vision and support of the Family Court Legal Program over the past 10 years.

Before the dinner, a Silent Auction in the Pavilion Promenade will offer more than 200 donated items, including weekend getaways, jewelry, and dinners at many popular Westchester. For more information on the dinner: Call the Center @914-422-4069 www.law.pace.edu/wjc

About Pace Law School: Founded in 1976, Pace Law School has over 7,500 alumni throughout the country and the world. It offers full- and part-time day and evening JD programs on its White Plains, NY, campus. With its Environmental Law program consistently ranked among the top three in the nation (US News & World Report), the school also offers the Master of Laws in Environmental Law, Real Estate Law and in Comparative Legal Studies and an SJD in Environmental Law. Pace is also the first law school in the nation to offer a course of study focused on climate change law, which is included as a specialty “track” as part of its Master of Laws in Environmental Law. The School of Law is part of a comprehensive, independent and diversified University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. www.law.pace.edu

About Pace University: For 103 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu Visit us on the web: Pace.edu | Facebook | Twitter @PaceUNews | Flickr | YouTube

Pace Women’s Justice Center Starts Education Program for Dating Violence

To help reduce dating violence, the Pace Women’s Justice Center (WJC) has started training boys at a number of all-boys schools, including Iona Prep., Fordham Prep., and Mount Saint Michael Academy, which are all located in New York’s Westchester County and the New York City borough of the Bronx.

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Contact: Mary E. Horgan, Pace Public Information, 914-923-2798, mhorgan@pace.edu
Jennifer Riekert, Pace Law School Public Information, 914-422-4128, jriekert@law.pace.edu

Recruiting the next generation of male anti-violence crusaders

PACE WOMEN’S JUSTICE CENTER
STARTS EDUCATION PROGRAM ON DATING VIOLENCE
AT ALL-BOYS SCHOOLS IN THE BRONX AND WESTCHESTER COUNTY

(Note: Training days are scheduled at Iona Prep Nov. 18-25)

WHITE PLAINS, NY – November 13, 2003 — To help reduce dating violence, the Pace Women’s Justice Center (WJC) has started training boys at a number of all-boys schools, including Iona Prep., Fordham Prep., and Mount Saint Michael Academy, which are all located in New York’s Westchester County and the New York City borough of the Bronx.

“There is an epidemic of violence in our culture today,” says Victoria L. Lutz, the former Westchester senior district attorney who is the WJC executive director. She says “rates of violence in dating relationships among high school students have been measured at between nine and 41 percent. Among high school girls surveyed from ages 14 to 18, about 20 percent reported that they had been hit, slapped, shoved, or forced into sexual activity by a dating partner.”

She hopes that the insights gained by the students through participation at these programs will help the boys to learn about and prevent not only emotional, psychological and physical abuse, but also the sexual molestation and violent hazing in high schools that recently have been in the news.

“This is a male problem and it needs a male solution,” she adds.

“Teaching young boys about the jeopardy for those who are involved with or exposed to violent behavior is a way to combat dating violence and domestic violence among teens,” she says. “We know how much peer pressure impacts teenagers’ behavior, so we teach peer educators who teach their buddies.”

“This is the only program of its kind that I know of in the United States,” says Lutz. What makes the program unique is that there are four tiers to each school’s educational process. After the peer educators are trained, attorneys from the WJC provide an in-service program for the staff, at which they address both the dynamics of domestic violence and systemic policy issues and written protocols on this topic. Parents are the next group to be invited to a program, after which their children receive peer education in an inter-active, multi-media format.

Defining the rules. The first phase of the boys’ peer training began in August when 11 students, representing each of the schools, attended a three-day training seminar at the Pace University School of Law. The boys were selected for their leadership ability and interest. Each student peer educator will receive a stipend of $200 on his successful completion of the program.

The training began a process in which the WJC, along with these peer educators, will help their fellow students define the rules of dating, what qualifies as statutory rape, date rape, dating violence, stalking and other unacceptable dating behavior. The boys also are being taught how and why orders of protection are sought, what they do for the victim and to the predator, and the ins and outs of other related court procedures. Throughout the training the boys participate in role playing, group problem solving, interactive dialogue, and videotape instruction as well as lectures from lawyers, who are always a presence at the dating violence classes.

Foundation funding. A grant of $15,000 from the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc., of White Plains, funds the training program. Lutz is hopeful that this will only be a pilot program and that the peer training will expand to public schools and private girls’ schools throughout Westchester County, the Bronx and beyond. Already she has received requests from other high schools to duplicate the program for them.

The Pace Women’s Justice Center pioneered 24/7 legal services to battered women nationally. Staff attorneys carry beepers so they can be reached around the clock.

The Center has emerged as the leader in first response legal services for battered women by partnering with the White Plains Department of Public Safety and other Westchester police departments so victims of domestic violence can receive legal services when they need them most, even at 2 o’clock in the morning.

The WJC represents over 1,500 battered women and their children a year in family court. Since 1999, law students have contributed over 10,000 hours of free legal assistance, which have helped garner more than $2,000,000 in child support for victims of family violence.

In addition to representing over 4,000 victims of domestic violence in the last four years, the Center annually conducts more than 100 training programs in preventing and dealing with domestic violence, elder abuse, sexual assaults, and other problems, for thousands of judges, law enforcement officers, attorneys and law students. It has produced public service announcements for the federal Violence Against Women Office, written judicial training manuals, and published dozens of articles.

Part of the Pace University School of Law, the WJC recently was given the Governor’s 2003 Justice, Freedom, and Courage Award to End Domestic Violence.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent university committed to opportunity, teaching and learning, civic involvement and measurable outcomes. It has campuses in New York City and Pleasantville, Briarcliff and White Plains, N.Y., and a Hudson Valley Center at Stewart International Airport near Newburgh, N.Y. More than 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School. www.pace.edu.

Pace Women’s Justice Center Receives Governor Pataki’s Justice Award for Combating Domestic Violence

The Pace Women’s Justice Center has been honored with New York State’s Justice Award. This is the third year of Governor George Pataki’s initiative designed to recognize individuals and organizations whose exemplary actions are particularly innovative and demonstrate a long-term commitment to ending domestic violence.

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Contact: Mary E. Horgan (914) 923-2798, mhorgan@pace.edu

PACE WOMEN’S JUSTICE CENTER RECEIVES GOVERNOR PATAKI’S
JUSTICE AWARD FOR COMBATING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

24/7 legal services represent more than 1500 battered women a year

WHITE PLAINS — October 14, 2003 — The Pace Women’s Justice Center has been honored with New York State’s Justice Award. This is the third year of Governor George Pataki’s initiative designed to recognize individuals and organizations whose exemplary actions are particularly innovative and demonstrate a long-term commitment to ending domestic violence.

The Pace Women’s Justice Center is rapidly emerging as a leader in Westchester County in developing legal services for battered women.

Part of the Pace University School of Law, it won the Justice Award for its 24/7 domestic violence legal services, its representation in family court of over 1,500 battered women and their children a year, and its many other training and legal information programs and services. Since 1999, law students have contributed over 8,500 hours of free legal assistance, which have helped garner more than $2,000,000 in child support for victims of family violence.

The WJC pioneered 24/7 legal services to battered women in Westchester county by partnering with the White Plains Department of Public Safety and other Westchester police departments so victims of domestic violence can receive legal services when they need them most, even at 2 o’clock in the morning.

In addition to representing over 4,000 victims of domestic violence in the last four years, the Center annually conducts more than 100 training programs in preventing and dealing with domestic violence, elder abuse, sexual assaults, and other problems for thousands of judges, law enforcement officers, attorneys and law students. It has produced public service announcements for the federal Violence Against Women Office, written judicial training manuals, and published dozens of articles.

Its help lines address over 800 calls per year.

“On behalf of the dedicated staff of the Pace Women’s Justice Center and our clients for whom we seek justice each and every day, I want to thank the Governor and the award selection committee for this great honor.” stated Victoria L. Lutz, the attorney who is WJC executive director. “I hope the initiatives Governor Pataki is promoting to combat domestic violence will be adopted by all states so that we can eradicate violence against women nationwide.”

The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) is the lead agency overseeing the Justice, Freedom and Courage Awards initiative. Charlotte A. Watson, executive director of OPDV, said the recipients have demonstrated “tenacity, creativity, and brilliance.” The award was formally presented at the Governor’s Mansion in Albany earlier this month.

In addition to Justice Award presented to the Pace Women’s Justice Center, New York Giants Running Back Tiki Barber received the Visionary Award. Courage and Freedom awards went to the Albany Police Department Domestic Violence Program, Lucia Davis-Raiford of Brooklyn, A New Hope Center in Owego, Mayra Skeete of Greenwood Lake, Demirjian Salons of White Plains, Child Protective/Domestic Violence Collaborations in multiple locations throughout the state, Jessica Pirro-Benigni of Buffalo and Maria Santiago of the Bronx.

Governor Pataki also proclaimed October to be Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Throughout the state, local organizations will be taking part in activities designed to raise awareness of domestic violence, ultimately helping to save the lives of victims and their children.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County, and a Hudson Valley Center located at Stewart Airport in New Windsor. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School. www.pace.edu

Pace University Hosts “Be a Man” Event to Promote Non-Violence Against Women

In the United States a woman is battered by a man – usually an intimate partner – every 15 seconds, raped every two minutes, and murdered by a spouse or boyfriend every six hour.

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Contact: Mary E. Horgan, (914) 923-2798, mhorgan@pace.edu

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PACE UNIVERSITY HOSTS “BE A MAN” EVENT TO PROMOTE NON-VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Leading a new generation of men into a violence-free end zone

PLEASANTVILLE, NY – October 2, 2003 — In the United States a woman is battered by a man – usually an intimate partner – every 15 seconds, raped every two minutes, and murdered by a spouse or boyfriend every six hour.

Free Event: “Be A Man” to encourage men to protect the rights of all
women, your grandmother, mother, sister, daughter,
girlfriend, and friends.

Speaker: Don McPherson, ex-Syracuse quarterback and Philadelphia Eagles
and Houston Oilers pro-football player. He will challenge men
to join other men taking a stand against violence against women.

Day/Time: Thursday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Location: Pace University
Goldstein Recreation and Fitness Center
861 Bedford Road. Pleasantville, NY

This free event is open to boys and girls, men and women.

Don McPherson’s current national training agenda addresses violence for a gender perspective, examining masculinity and the social pressures placed on men and boys to develop, participate in and sanction violent behavior. McPherson is the executive director of the Adelphi University Sports Leadership Institute, where he works daily with students, athletes, and young men to change the culture that cultivates abuse. He has

served as consultant for the Justice Department’s “Agenda for the Nation on Violence Against Women.” His book, “Throw Like a Girl,” will be released later this year.

The event is sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Department, Athletics, Student Development, Women’s Justice Center, Center for Community Outreach, Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts & Sciences, The Lienhard School of Nursing, The School of Computer Science and Information Systems, The School of Education, Pace Law School, Department for Criminal Justice and University Relations.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County, and a Hudson Valley Center located at Stewart Airport in New Windsor. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School. www.pace.edu

Pace Women’s Justice Center Annual Benefit Dinner: A Celebration of Justice for Women

Pace Law School’s Women’s Justice Center will honor Colleen McGrath, former director of the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, and Richard L. Ottinger, former congressman and dean emeritus of Pace Law School, at the Center’s third annual benefit dinner, A Celebration of Justice for Women, on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Tarrytown House.

Contact: Public Affairs
(914) 923-2798

Contact: Alta Levat
(914) 422-4128
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.- Pace Law School’s Women’s Justice Center will honor Colleen McGrath, former director of the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, and Richard L. Ottinger, former congressman and dean emeritus of Pace Law School, at the Center’s third annual benefit dinner, A Celebration of Justice for Women, on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Tarrytown House.

Ms. McGrath will receive the Diane White Legal Advocacy Award for her inspirational leadership and advocacy on behalf of battered women. Dean Ottinger will receive the Creative Vision for Women’s Justice Award for his dedication to the advancement of women’s legal rights and for his role in the establishment and growth of the Pace Women’s Justice Center. Pace University alumna Rossana Rosado, publisher and CEO of El Diario/La Prensa, will deliver the keynote address and attorney Michael G. Dowd, founder of the Women’s Justice Center, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

The Annual Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a one-hour CLE (Continuing Legal Education) program, “Ethics, Women and the Law.” Cocktails and a silent auction begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner. Silent auction items include weekend stays at five-star New York City hotels, tickets to the U.S. Open, the Knicks and Mets, shopping sprees in Westchester villages and memberships to fitness clubs. Individual dinner tickets are $150 and sponsorship tables are available for $10,000, 5,000 3,000 and 1,500. For more information on journal ads, tickets and donations call, Lillian Fanelli at (914) 422-4062.

The Pace Women’s Justice Center is a not-for-profit organization that relies on public and private contributions to support its mission and to sustain the many programs that provide domestic violence intervention and legal representation to battered women.

Founded in 1976, Pace Law School is located in White Plains, N.Y., 20 miles north of New York City. The School offers the J.D. program for full-time and part-time day and evening students. Its post-graduate program includes the LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees in Environmental Law and the LL.M. in Comparative Legal Studies. Pace has one of the nation’s top-rated environmental law programs and its Clinical Education Program also is nationally ranked, offering clinics in domestic violence prosecution, poverty law, environmental litigation, securities arbitration and disability law. Pace Law School is part of Pace University, a comprehensive, independent and diversified University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County.

Battered Women’s Justice Center Receives $137,000 Grant to Create Public Service Announcements about Domestic Violence Awareness

The Battered Women’s Justice Center at Pace
University School of Law will honor two women for their work in
creating a national public service announcement about domestic abuse,
on Thursday, Oct. 8 during a daylong program in recognition of Domestic
Violence Awareness Month. Events begin at 11 a.m. and will conclude
with an awards ceremony at 5 p.m. on the School’s White Plains campus,
78 North Broadway. The public is invited to attend.

The Battered Women’s Justice Center at Pace
University School of Law will honor two women for their work in
creating a national public service announcement about domestic abuse,
on Thursday, Oct. 8 during a daylong program in recognition of Domestic
Violence Awareness Month. Events begin at 11 a.m. and will conclude
with an awards ceremony at 5 p.m. on the School’s White Plains campus,
78 North Broadway. The public is invited to attend.