The Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence will host a statewide Legal Advocacy training on Wednesday, September 9, 2011. Registration begins at 8:30 and the training will be from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at International Plaza, 2 International Plaza, Suite 300. The training will include:
• Basics of civil and criminal law in cases of domestic and sexual violence;
• The role of the advocate and tips on avoiding the unauthorized practice of law; and
• Information on immigration benefits for immigrant victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking
This training will be facilitated by Robin Harris Kimbrough, Esq.
Robin Harris Kimbrough, Esq. is Legal Counsel for the Coalition and has worked with public interest issues for over ten years. This Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Fisk University received her law degree from Emory School of Law in 1995. Upon graduation, she received an appointment as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Tennessee and continued her legal career in the private and public sectors of law forging change on issues concerning the protection of children and their families, especially those involved in the foster care system. She has also served as a Night Court Commissioner for the General Sessions Court, Davidson County, Tennessee and a professor on womanist/feminist issues in the Africana Studies Department and the Women's Studies Program at Tennessee State University. Besides her law endeavors, Attorney Kimbrough holds a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School and has served as a pastor in the United Methodist Church, Tennessee Conference for six years.
The cost of the training will be $55.00 per person for members and $75.00 for non-members and includes all materials and lunch.
Registration will be closed when the space is full or by Friday, September 2, 2011