Domestic & Sexual Violence
15 ABA Journal Domestic & Sexual Violence articles.
ABA President Patricia Lee Refo is urging the U.S. House of Representatives to pass bipartisan legislation to help prevent elder abuse across the country.
Jun 11, 2021 9:35 AM CDT
A woman who was persecuted by domestic abusers because of a feminist political opinion is eligible for asylum in the United States, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
Apr 6, 2021 2:47 PM CDT
A lawsuit filed against the operators of several New Jersey motels is part of a growing trend to hold the hospitality industry liable for human trafficking at its properties.
Feb 25, 2021 1:42 PM CST
A hearing panel has dismissed ethics charges against a Florida judge accused of allowing a reality TV show to film domestic violence cases in her courtroom, according to an order filed Tuesday.
Feb 4, 2021 12:44 PM CST
A new ABA initiative is encouraging lawyers to invest in projects that “counter the impact of COVID-19 and champion racial justice across America.”
Oct 21, 2020 10:05 AM CDT
A judge in Miami-Dade County, Florida, is facing ethics charges for allowing the producers of a reality TV show to film actual domestic violence cases in her courtroom.
May 12, 2020 9:45 AM CDT
Final regulations issued Wednesday give college students accused of sexual misconduct additional due process rights. The regulations apply to student sexual harassment allegations at schools that receive federal financial assistance.
May 7, 2020 11:37 AM CDT
This has been one of the most challenging installments I’ve written over the almost three years the ABA Journal has been publishing my column on law and pop culture.
Apr 30, 2020 11:49 AM CDT
The virus could impact victims who may delay going to hospital because they have other priorities during the crisis, including coping with a job loss or struggling to make their rent.
Apr 23, 2020 11:39 AM CDT
States are implementing or updating their own laws to better protect and support survivors. While criminal protections may permit survivors to seal, vacate or expunge records or provide them with immunity, civil remedies can help them restore lost income and pay off significant debts.
Feb 1, 2020 1:04 AM CST
The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a $35 million judgment against Jehovah’s Witnesses for failing to report that one of its members had been sexually abusing children for years.
Jan 13, 2020 1:40 PM CST
A Houston-area attorney was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday after being accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend—a county magistrate—last summer.
Jan 10, 2020 2:25 PM CST
A Los Angeles deputy city attorney allegedly shot and killed his wife and son and fired at his daughter before turning the gun on himself at their Northridge, California, home Wednesday.
Sep 13, 2019 11:49 AM CDT
If the woman known as M.E. had lived with her girlfriend in North Carolina, she could have gotten significant legal protection once their relationship turned abusive. She would also have…
Aug 28, 2019 1:00 PM CDT
A month after U.S. Attorney General William Barr visited Alaska to investigate the high rates of sexual assault and family violence and low police presence in rural communities, he has declared a law enforcement emergency in the state.
Jul 1, 2019 9:35 AM CDT