Legal Momentum News Brief

Legal Momentum News Brief, our newsletter, highlights the work of the organization, providing an interesting and challenging look at current legal and political issues critical to the advancement of women and girls. The publication, which reaches an audience of 8,000 supporters and allied organizations, also outlines the challenges that lie ahead in the struggle for women's rights.

Current and past issues of the Legal Momentum News Brief are available below. Subscribe to the email newsletter here.


    • Legal Momentum Works to End Exploitation of Children
    • Angie Welfare Gets Justice for Herself and All Pregnant Workers
    • Legal Momentum Briefs Members of Congress on Workplace Domestic Violence
    • NJEP Educates Communities and Courts on Teen Dating Violence
    • Legal Momentum Joins Campaign for Paid Family Leave in N.Y. State
    • Meet Legal Momentum’s New Legal Team Members
    • National Judicial Education Program Goes Global
    • Lawyer’s Manual on Domestic Violence Updated with Legal Momentum’s Help
    • Legal Momentum Board Member Loria Yeadon Joins Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.’s National Board
    • Legal Momentum in the News
    • Prominent Women’s Rights Activists Promote “A New Era” for Women’s Rights—LM Joins Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda on February 7
    • U.S. DOJ Launches New Guidance on Gender Bias in Policing with Legal Momentum
    • NJEP's Article "Medical Forensic Sexual Assault Exams: What Are They and What Can They Tell the Courts?" to Be Reprinted in Leading Journal
    • 11th Annual Women of Achievement Awards Dinner to Take Place March 16 in San Francisco
    • LM Advocates for Criminal Justice Reform for Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence
    • LM Advocates for More Funding for Office of Civil Rights Campus Investigations
    • Blue Shield of California Adopts "This Workplace Is a DV-Free Zone" Model Policy
    • Legal Momentum Attends Opening of Exhibition on Suffrage Movement
    • LM Celebrates Women on the U.S. Supreme Court at San Francisco Event
    • Legal Momentum Attends Opening of Exhibition on Suffrage Movement
    • LM Celebrates Women on the U.S. Supreme Court at San Francisco Event
    • Former Board Chair Michele Coleman Mayes Honored
    • Judge Takes LM's National Judicial Education Program Training to Bosnia
    • Join Legal Momentum's Equal Rights Legacy Society
    • Shop AmazonSmile to Support Legal Momentum's Mission
    • Legal Momentum in the News
    • Save the Dates!
    • Legal Momentum Champions Domestic Violence Survivors in the Workplace
    • Legal Momentum Settles Important Pregnancy Discrimination Case
    • Legal Momentum Hosts Reading by Author Linda Hirshman
    • Carol Robles-Román Is Vital Voices Global Ambassador in Japan
    • Legal Momentum Appointed to NY City Council Young Women's Initiative
    • Carol Robles-Román Gives Rosalie Wahl Keynote for Minnesota Women Lawyers
    • NJEP's Innovative Webinars Provide Valuable Insights on Victims of Sexual Violence
    • National Judicial Education Program Continues to Train Judges Nationwide on Gender Justice-Related Issues
    • Legal Momentum Helps State Courts Fight Human Trafficking
    • National Judicial Education Program Awarded 2-Year OVW Grant
    • Rutgers Law Celebrates Beijing+20 with Two Legal Momentum Executives
    • Legal Momentum Applauds Reintroduction of the SAFE Act
    • Former Board Member Stacy Meisel Appointed as U.S. Judge
    • Carol Baldwin Moody and Lori Leskin Join Legal Momentum's Board
    • Legal Momentum in the News
    • Legal Momentum Urges Enactment of Flexible Workplace Policies
    • New York City Changes Pregnancy Accommodations Policy in Response to Charges Brought by Legal Momentum
    • The Hunting Ground Screening Spurs Action on Campus Sexual Assault
    • Photoville Exhibition Features Legal Momentum’s CEO in “New Abolitionists” Portrait Series
    • NJEP Leads Training in Washington State on Realities of Sexual Assault
    • Eileen Simon Joins Legal Momentum Board of Directors
    • Legal Momentum Briefs Members of Congress on Title IX
    • Current and Former Legal Momentum Lawyers Honored for Their Work on VAWA
    • Judge Orders Release of Detained Immigrant Families
    • Inspiring Young People to Work for Justice, Equality, and Diversity
    • Legal Momentum in the News
        • Legal Momentum Helps Pass Cuomo’s “Enough Is Enough” Bill
        • Legal Momentum Calls for an End to Gender Bias in World Soccer
        • Carol Robles-Román to Receive National Women’s Political Caucus “Woman of Courage” Award
        • Legal Momentum Hosts Reading by Award-Winning Feminist Katha Pollitt from Her New Book
        • Legal Momentum Tapped by Carter Center to Devise Ways to End Global Trafficking by 2025
        • Legal Momentum Attorneys Train on Human Rights Advocacy
        • Carol Robles-Román Hails Leadership of New U.S. A.G. Loretta Lynch
        • Dede Thompson Bartlett and Emily Ward Join Legal Momentum’s Board of Directors
        • Legal Momentum Board Member Stacy L. Meisel Tentatively Selected for New Jersey Judgeship
        • Legal Momentum Welcomes New Staff and Summer Interns
        • Lynn Hecht Schafran Quoted in The New York Times on Affirmative Consent
        • Miami Herald Op-Ed Calls for an End to Detention of Immigrant Families
        • Board Member Deborah Rhode Calls for Greater Diversity in Legal Profession
        • Penny Venetis Comments on EEOC v. Abercrombie and Fitch
        • Save the Dates!
        • Message from the President
    • Legal Momentum Addresses Human Trafficking, “The New Slavery”
    • ABA 20/20 Vision Awards for Legal Momentum’s Landmark Work on the Violence Against Women Act
    • Legal Momentum’s President’s Advisory Council Launched
    • Aiming High Awards Luncheon May 6 in New York
    • Legal Momentum Welcomes New Board Members
    • Loretta Lynch Confirmed  as U.S. Attorney General
    • Legal Momentum Joins in Announcing New Victim Policy Priorities
    • This Workplace Is a DV-Free Zone Webinar
    • Exhibition on “Women and the Fight against Violence” Showcases Legal Momentum’s Cutting-Edge Work
    • Legal Momentum Applauds Supreme Court Decision in Young v. UPS; Calls for Stronger National Legislation
    • Legal Momentum Launches "This Workplace Is a DV-Free Zone"
    • Adding Our "Momentum" to the Campaign to Confirm Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General
    • Legal Momentum Files Amicus Brief in HCAA v. Weil
    • Aiming High Awards Luncheon May 6 in New York
    • President's Advisory Council Launch Event
    • 10th Annual Women of Achievement Awards a Smashing Success
    • Latinos & the Law Lecture at NYU School of Law, March 2, 2015
    • Thomson Reuters Summit on Transformative Leadership, March 3, 2015
    • Women of the Northwest Discussion, March 8, 2015
    • U.N. Panel on Human Rights, March 9, 2015
    • Carol Robles-Román Named 2015 "Ford Public Voices Fellow"
    • PLEN Honors Legal Momentum V.P. Lisalyn Jacobs
    • Legal Momentum's National Judicial Education Program Wins 2014 Celebrating Solutions Award from the Mary Byron Project
    • CounterQuo Issues Media Guide for Survivors of Violence
    • NJEP Director Lynn Hecht Schafran Speaks to Columbia Law Students about Court Response to Sexual Violence
    • Educating Washington Sttate Judges about the Realities of Sexual Assault
    • Lynn Hecht Schafran Participates in Roundtable on Sexual Assault inthe Military
    • NJEP Speaks on "Media and Domestic VIolence" Panel at 19th Annual Fordham Law School Domestic VIolence COnference
    • Columbia Professor Teaches with Legal Momentum's Reports
    • Legal Momentum Welcomes New EVP and Legal Director
    • Governor Cuomo Nominates Carol Robles-Román as SUNY Trustee
    • Thomson Reuters Trust Women Conference Leads on Human Trafficking
    • Legal Momentum Files Briefs in Two Supreme Court Cases on Key Issues Affecting Women's Rights
    • Legal Momentum Urges Presidential Task Force on Policing in the 21st Century to Address and Solve Issues That Impact Women and Girls
    • Legal Momentum Brings Expertise and Legal Analysis to Working Groups on Campus Sexual Assault
    • Legal Momentum's New President's Advisory Council
    • Legal Momentum Educates on Gender Justice, Creating Safer Workplaces, Stalking and Sexual Assault
    • Carol Robles-Román Elected Director of Veteran Feminists of America
    • Kentucky Cantata Theater Talkback Engages Audience
    • Upcoming Events
    • Legal Momentum in the News
    • Legal Momentum Wins Settlement from Construction Firm for Four Tradeswomen
    • Celebrating a Strong Partnership with the EEOC at Equal Opportunity in the Workplace Event
    • Legal Momentum Wins Federal Grant to Develop Training for Sexual Assault Victim Advocates
    • New York City Council Testimony on Campus Sexual Assault
    • NJEP Educates Court Professionals around the Country
    • Teaching Students about Their Title IX Rights
    • Legal Momentum 10th Annual Women of Achievement Awards to Be Celebrated in March
    • Legal Momentum Honorary Board Member Muriel Fox Honored by Veteran Feminists of America
    • Carol Robles-Román Named New York Brava! Award Winner
    • New Book: What Women Want: An Agenda for the Women's Movement
    • Recent News Stories by and about Legal Momentum
    • Legal Momentum Alumna to Lead Premier Public Interest Law Firm
    • Legal Momentum's Year-End Appeal
    • Get Ready for #GivingTuesday!-December 2, 2014
    • Legal Momentum Calls for Stronger Action on Domestic Violence
    • Department of Education Opens Investigation into Brown University in Response to Legal Momentum’s Complaint
    • Celebrating the 20th Birthday of the Violence Against Women Act
    • #HappyBirthdayVAWA Campaign Results in More Than 400 Social Media Posts
    • Celebrating 30 Years of Life-Changing Legislation in Washington, D.C.
    • Dartmouth Summit on Sexual Assault
    • Legal Momentum Files Amicus in Young v. UPS
    • Legal Momentum in the News on
    • Carol Robles Román, Lisalyn Jacobs, and Kim Gandy Appointed to #ProtectAllWomen Leadership Network
    • Carol Robles Román Profiled in LEADERS Magazine
    • National Association of Women Lawyers Honors Legal Momentum at “Night of Giving”
    • Judges’ Journal Article on the Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
    • Lynn Hecht Schafran Honored with ABA’s Sharon L. Corbitt Award
    • Legal Momentum Helps Immigrant Domestic Violence Survivors
    • Why Not My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper?

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