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Webinar: Recent California Family Law Appellate Cases Involving Domestic Violence

Policy event

This training will cover recent California family law cases directly affecting survivors of domestic violence and their children. The goal of the training is to equip attorneys and others working with survivors of domestic violence and their children with the latest tools and information to ensure the best outcome possible for their clients in family courts.

The Family Violence Appellate Project will provide 2 general MCLE credits for this training.


Arati Vasan, Senior Managing Attorney at Family Violence Appellate Project: Arati Vasan is a Senior Managing Attorney at Family Violence Appellate Project (“FVAP”).  She represents survivors of gender-based and family violence on appeal and manages FVAP’s training and law clerk/fellow programs.  Arati provided full-scope family/civil court representation survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in the Bay Area for a decade before joining FVAP. Arati has trained and presented for a wide range of stakeholders at the local, state and national level.  She is on the facilitator faculty for the ABA CDSV and has been a national faculty trainer for the Vera Institute on Justice. Arati has her certification as a California Domestic Violence Counselor and has been a volunteer for the domestic violence agency Narika since 2008.  Prior to FVAP, Arati was a staff attorney and coordinated the domestic violence program work at Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach.  Earlier she had a solo family law practice representing survivors of domestic violence.  Arati was a pro bono volunteer for Bay Area Legal Aid and is a past recipient of their Individual Pro Bono Leadership Award.  Arati has been licensed to practice law in California since 2008. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Law.

Jennafer Dorfman Wagner, Director of Programs, Family Violence Appellate Project: Jennafer Dorfman Wagner is the Director of Programs at Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP). She has been a legal services attorney since 1997, including over 20 years in a supervisory or managerial role. She has practiced in diverse geographic regions and in multiple subject areas in previous positions at Mental health Advocacy Project (a project of Law Foundation of Silicon Valley in San Jose, California; Legal Action of Wisconsin; Washington (DC) Legal Clinic for Homeless; and Nevada Legal Services.

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