Family Law Project for Battered Women

Organization: Women's Bar Foundation

FLP has two primary missions:

The first is to empower domestic violence victims by giving them a voice in their abuse prevention order and family law cases. As such, we seek to prevent further abuse, homelessness, loss of child custody, and to decrease repeated court hearings. The FLP's second mission is to engage lawyers in pro bono service and, thus, make them stakeholders on issues involving low-income domestic violence victims.

Started by a small group of WBA members in 1995, the Family Law Project (FLP) continues to be the largest pro bono program at the Women’s Bar Foundation.  

  • Minimum Commitment
  • Mentoring Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Relevant Experience Preferred
  • LAR Certification Required
  • Malpractice Coverage Provided
  • Project Type
    Other, legal representaiton
  • Project For
    Attorney, Retired Lawyer/Judge
  • Populations Served
    Domestic Violence Survivors
  • Subject Areas
    Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • Skills to be Developed
    Client advice and counseling, Client/witness interviewing, Court hearing, Pre-trial discovery, Trial