Understanding Legal Advocacy for Domestic Violence Victims
You’ll learn how the legal system can be utilized to enhance the safety of victims of domestic violence. It defines domestic violence, cultivating trust, and client centered advocacy. You’ll hear about the role of the legal advocate, policies and procedures, and overall empowerment of client
- Understand Client-Centered Advocacy
- Distinguish between legal information and legal advice (the unauthorized practice of law)
- Learn tools for establishing trust and boundaries with client
About The Presenter
Sara Behmerwohld, Esq.
Legal Advocacy Program Supervisor
Sara Behmerwohld began her work in the domestic violence movement at the age of 14, volunteering at a local women’s shelter in her native Orange County. She is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and the University of California Hastings College of the Law.
Since 2013, Ms. Behmerwohld has been the Legal Advocacy Program Supervisor at Human Options. There she works with legal advocates, pro bono attorneys, law enforcement, and other community partners to ensure that survivors of domestic violence have access to the resources they need to heal from trauma.