Albany Law to Host Panel, Vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness

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Albany Law students, faculty, staff and friends will hold an evening vigil in front of the law school in remembrance of victims of domestic violence on Oct. 18.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The vigil will begin with the panel discussion "Have Domestic Violence Courts Helped Deter Domestic Violence by Keeping Victims Safe and Batterers Accountable," followed by the lighting of candles and illumination of the law school's historic 1928 Building with purple lights as part of the statewide "Shine the Light on Domestic Violence" campaign.

Panel participants include:

  • Honorable William Carter, Albany City Court
  • Laura Kruegler, Assistant District Attorney, Rensselaer County
  • Kathy Magee, Director of Domestic Violence Services, Equinox
  • Ellen Schell, Legal Director, The Legal Project

Full itinerary:

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Panel "Have Domestic Violence Courts Helped Deter Domestic Violence by Keeping Victims Safe and Batterers Accountable"
7:15 p.m.: Outside lights turn-off, lighting of the candles
7:25 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Reading victims' names
7:30 p.m.: Purple outside lights illuminate front of 1928 Building

For more information, call 518-445-3208.