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July 2015

Supporting Survivors: The Economic Benefits of Providing Civil Legal Assistance to Survivors of Domestic Violence

Author(s): Jennifer S. Rosenberg, Denise A. Grab
This report focuses on assessing the economic benefits of providing civil legal assistance to domestic violence victims by examining the underlying transaction between an attorney and her client.
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July 2015

State Employment-Related Discrimination Statutes

This matrix lists for each state: the employment discrimination statute; covered employees; factors on which employment discrimination is prohibited; compensatory damages; punitive damages; attorney fees; and other relief.
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April 2015

Preparing Your Case

This section of WomensLaw provides tips on preparing for a final protection order hearing in civil court. Although it is geared towards protection order cases, the general principles may be useful for litigants representing themselves in other types of cases as well, such as custody cases.
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April 2015

Choosing and Working with a Lawyer

This section of WomensLaw includes information on choosing and working with a lawyer in civil court proceedings, such as protection orders, custody, and divorce.
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April 2015

Human Trafficking and Immigration Rights

This brief report covers topics including barriers to accessing immigration remedies for trafficked persons and increased vulnerability of workers that lack immigration protections. It also outlines recommendations regarding access to legal immigration status.
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February 2015

Tribal Legal Code Resource: Domestic Violence Laws Guide for Drafting or Revising Victim-Centered Tribal Laws Against Domestic Violence

Author(s): Sarah Deer, Maureen White Eagle, Kelly Stoner, Carrie A. Martell, Hallie Bongar White
This guide includes exercises, examples, and discussion questions to help you customize your laws to meet the needs of your community. This resource was revised and updated in March of 2015, including changes addressing issues concerning the 2010 enactment of the Tribal Law and Order Act and VAWA 2013.
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January 2015

State and Local Bar Associations

This directory links to the contact information of many state and local bar associations. A bar association is a professional organization of attorneys who practice law in the same county, city, or state, or who practice law in a particular topic area (for example: family law). Some bar associations are voluntary, while others require that all attorneys practicing in that location or practicing that area of law are members.
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January 2015

Violence in the Home

This brochure provides information on the options and help available for immigrant and refugee women who experience domestic violence.
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January 2015

Immigration Issues and Resources

This fact sheet provides legal information to immigrants who identify as LGBT and immigrants who are HIV-positive.
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January 2015

Find Legal Aid

LSC is an independent nonprofit established by Congress in 1974 to provide financial support for civil legal aid to low-income Americans. The Corporation currently provides funding to 134 independent nonprofit legal aid organizations in every state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.
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January 2015

Black Women and Reproductive Health: Fast Facts

This fact sheet includes statistics on health insurance, barriers to safe abortions, and perceptions with respect to black women and their reproductive health.
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September 2014

If You Care about Religious Freedom, You Should Care about Reproductive Justice

This fact sheet outlines why health care providers should not deny women access to needed health care services, reproductive justice & religious freedom, why employers should not use their religious beliefs to deny women insurance coverage of health care services, why religious freedom should not include the freedom to discriminate against women, and how you can support reproductive justice and religious liberty values.