Domestic Violence

Troutman Pepper Pro Bono Team Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of California Women’s Law Center and 24 Nationwide Co-Signatories

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 23, 2021 CONTACT:Amy Poyer,, 323-951-1041 ORANGE COUNTY, CA—On June 17, 2021, a Troutman Pepper pro bono team filed an amicus curiae brief in California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three, on behalf of the California Women’s Law Center and 24 supporting co-signatories from around the country, including the Battered
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CWLC Serves as Amicus in Cases Involving Student Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

The California Women’s Law Center served as amicus in two important cases involving student survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence.  In Boermeester v. Carry, CWLC and Equal Rights Advocates filed an amicus letter urging the California Supreme Court to grant review of the Court of Appeal’s decision. Our amicus letter argues that this decision,
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The California Women’s Law Center is observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October by sharing resources such as our guide to obtaining restraining orders, and supporting survivors through an upcoming event called Handbags of Hope.  Domestic violence affects people of all income levels, races, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and religions. While domestic violence can affect anyone, women are 2.5 times more likely to
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