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Family Law Section Meeting


Understanding Domestic Violence in Family Law Cases

SPEAKERS
Kristine Fowler Cirby | Law Office of Kristine Fowler Cirby
Luz Alvarado | Center for Domestic Peace

Domestic Violence is the number one crime in Marin County. Domestic violence impacts every member of the family. During this session, you will learn what qualifies as domestic violence and how it relates to your family law case. We will review the 2021 changes to Family Code 6320 and understand what coercive control is. Also we will present how COVID has impacted victims of domestic violence, both nationwide, and specifically in Marin County. The presentation will be followed by a time for Q&A.

1.0 CLE will be provided.

Ingrid Carbone and Kate Rockas
Co-Chairs of the MCBA Family Law Section

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1.0 CLE | General


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Date and Location

Tuesday | February 23, 2021
12:00-1:00P

Zoom Webinar

Speaker Information

Kristine Fowler Cirby

Law Office of Kristine Fowler Cirby

Prior to opening her private family law practice in 2019, Kristine Fowler Cirby was at the Family and Children’s Law Center for 20 years. While working there she handled over 100 restraining order cases. She currently serves on the Marin County Bar Association Board of Directors, the Board of Trustees for the Marin County Law Library, and Youth Transforming Justice (formerly Marin Youth Court). Kris served as a member of the Marin Women's Commission for 10 years (2006-2016), serving as Chair for two terms. She co-founded the Marin Teen Girl Conference which she co-chaired for 7 years (2011-2017).


Luz Alvarado

Center for Domestic Peace

For over 17 years at Center for Domestic Peace, Luz Alvarado has helped survivors navigate various legal systems: criminal justice, child protection, immigration. Survivors are often confused when their requests for help to the police, for instance, turn into criminal cases. Her job is to watch their cases from an outside point of view, to be sure the various legal systems are following the safety procedures put in place to increase victim safety. Luz helped establish Voces de Cambio (Voices of Change), a group of domestic violence survivors and advocates active in outreach, education, and organizing within the Spanish-speaking community and to other underserved and underrepresented communities in Marin and beyond.