PRESS RELEASE - Legal Momentum's New Tool Tracks Pregnancy Discrimination Laws, Breastfeeding and Leave Rights

Legal Momentum, the nation’s oldest nonprofit advocating for the legal rights of women in America, announced the publication of an interactive user-friendly map providing a state-by-state guide to pregnancy discrimination laws in the US. The guide also includes information about rights pertaining to breastfeeding and pregnancy leave. The map can be accessed at Legal Momentum’s website.

WEBINAR - The Intersection of Stalking and Sexual Assault

The Intersection of Stalking and Sexual Assault will address the often overlooked link between stalking and sexual assault. Stalking is a crime that is often co-perpetrated with other crimes, such as domestic violence and sexual assault. Research supports a connection between stalking and sexual assault – both pre- and post-assault. In this webinar, we will explore the nature and dynamics of stalking, focusing on its intersection with sexual assault. We will also discuss ways in which this information impacts our responses to and services for victims.

Understanding Sexual Violence: The Judicial Response to Stranger and Nonstranger Rape and Sexual Assault Faculty Manual, DVD and Directions for Preparing the Participant's Binder 2005 Edition

$140.00
This revised and updated curriculum focuses on dealing fairly with sexual assault cases, especially nonstranger rapes, without undermining defendants' constitutional rights. The 300-page curriculum is presented in one volume that includes a Faculty Manual containing an explanation of how to present the curriculum as well as the substantive content to be conveyed, an exhaustive set of twenty-two appendices containing all the information needed to assemble a Participant's Binder and a copy of the Understanding Sexual Violence: The Judge's Role in Stranger and Nonstranger Rape and Sexual Assault Cases DVD-ROM (2005).
Price: $140.00

Understanding Sexual Violence: Prosecuting Adult Rape and Sexual Assault Cases -- for Resources Books only

$115.00
A model curriculum developed by NJEP with the American Prosecutors Research Institute to provide prosecutors with tools for successful sex crimes prosecutions, especially nonstranger rapes. The curriculum covers such topics as rape myths and stereotypespi effect on charging decisions, jury selection and jury deliberations; how victim impact affects victim interviewing and preparation; experts such as certified sexual assault examiners; drug-facilitated rape; plea offers and sentencing.
Price: $115.00

Understanding Sexual Violence: Prosecuting Adult Rape and Sexual Assault Cases -- for entire set (Faculty Manual, Participant's Binder and Resources Books)

$250.00
A model curriculum developed by NJEP with the American Prosecutors Research Institute to provide prosecutors with tools for successful sex crimes prosecutions, especially nonstranger rapes. The curriculum covers such topics as rape myths and stereotypes effect on charging decisions, jury selection and jury deliberations; how victim impact affects victim interviewing and preparation; experts such as certified sexual assault examiners; drug-facilitated rape; plea offers and sentencing. This curriculum is also available for free download at: http://www.mincava.umn.edu/documents/usvpros/usvpros.shtml.
Price: $250.00

The Undetected Rapist (DVD)

$20.00
The "Frank DVD." This DVD is a seven-minute re-enactment of part of an interview conducted by Dr. David Lisak, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Men’s Sexual Trauma Research Center at University of Massachusetts-Boston. The student interviewed in the video, "Frank," explains how he planned and executed the rape of a female student at his fraternity. In the course of twenty years of interviewing these undetected rapists, in both research and forensic settings, it is clear that the stereotypes about rapists are false. The stereotype of a rapist is a ski-masked stranger who jumps from the bushes with a knife or gun and inflicts terrible, visible injuries on his victim. The reality is 180° from this stereotype. What is also clear from this research is that so-called “date rape” is not a pleasant evening gone bad because of too much alcohol. These undetected rapists plan and premeditate. They have a scheme for getting their victims into a secluded place where they will be vulnerable. Alcohol is part of this plan, intended to make the victim vulnerable.
Price: $20.00

Gender, Justice & Law: From Asylum to Zygotes

$10.00
Gender, Justice & Law summarizes and provides an annotated list of resources for 62 areas of substantive and procedural law. These resources include articles, books, empirical studies, videos and websites. Gender, Justice & Law is intended for judges, judicial educators, court personnel, lawyers, law professors, law students and others involved in the justice system. (500 pages,
Price: $10.00

Legal Momentum Joins the Court Battle to Overturn Arizona’s Immigration Law

Legal Momentum's Immigrant Women Program, in conjunction with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, has filed an amicus curiae brief in support of a lawsuit filed in Arizona federal court to block implementation of Arizona's notorious immigration law, Senate Bill 1070 (S.B. 1070). The lawsuit, Friendly House v. Whiting, was brought by the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), MALDEF (the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund), the National Immigration Law Center and the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center. Legal Momentum’s brief outlines key areas where Arizona’s new law undermines federal civil rights protections for immigrant women and their families, including those who are victims of violent crime.

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