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The Intersection of Housing and Domestic Violence (March Madness CLE)
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 Export to Your Calendar 3/1/2018
When: 3/01/2018
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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State Bar of GA, Room 3
104 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, Georgia  30303
United States
Presenter: AVLF
Contact: (404) 521-0781

Online registration is available until: 3/1/2018
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2.75 CLE hours


About The Program:  
Domestic violence destabilizes all aspects of a survivor’s life, including her housing.  92% of homeless women have experienced severe abuse at some point in their lives, and 63% have been victims of intimate partner violence as adults. The disruptions that abusers cause may jeopardize both private and subsidized tenancies, and municipal “nuisance property” ordinances can require eviction when a tenant calls the police too often.  In Georgia, Temporary Protective Orders may provide some short-term housing security, but Georgia lacks the broader statutory housing protections for survivors that exist in many other states.  Federal VAWA protections exist but are inconsistently enforced.  The paucity of affordable housing, transitional housing, and shelter beds makes stable housing even less attainable for survivors.  This CLE will examine the many housing challenges facing domestic violence survivors in Georgia, and will explore options for legal advocacy.

Registration Fees:

Atlanta Bar Members: $40


Law Student Members: $5

Law Student Non-Members: $10

Legal Support Staff: $5


Register for three Pro Bono March Madness CLE Programs and save $20! (must use the below registration form when registering for multiple CLE events)

Atlanta Bar Members: $100; Non-members: $250


Non-Members must register via THIS registration form.



Presented by:
Cole Thaler, Director of AVLF’s Safe and Stable Homes Project
Jamie Perez, Director of AVLF’s Safe and Stable Families Project

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Registration & Check-in


9:00 AM - 9:05 AM: Introductory Remarks

9:05 AM -9:35 AM: Overview of Domestic Violence Advocacy in Georgia

  • The Dynamics of Intimate Partner Violence 
  • Temporary Protective Orders
  • Temporary Housing Landscape in Atlanta

9:35 AM - 10:00 AM: Housing Dangers and Risks for Survivors of Domestic Violence

  • Private and Subsidized Housing Leases
  • Municipal “Nuisance Property” Ordinances

10:00 AM - 10:25 AM: Affordable Housing in Atlanta

10:25 AM - 10:35 AM: Break

10:35 AM - 11:10 AM: Housing Protections for Survivors of Domestic Violence

  • State Laws and Enforcement
  • Federal VAWA and Enforcement

11:10-12:00 Expert Panel: Local Housing and DV Issues


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