Professor Jaya Connors will present on the impact of domestic violence on custody, visitation and other family court proceedings for the Appellate Division, Third Department's Attorneys for Children. The program, called "Introduction to Effective Representation of Children," will be held in Latham, N.Y., on Dec. 3.
Professor Connors, a visiting clinical professor who started this year, is the new director of Albany Law's Family Violence Litigation Clinic. The clinic gives students the opportunity to represent victims of domestic violence in Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties.
Before returning to Albany Law, Professor Connors was a law guardian and 18b attorney with the Albany Family Court panel. She also served as the legal director of the Capital District Women's Bar Association's The Legal Project.
She previously worked as a staff attorney and clinical instructor at Albany Law School's Domestic Violence Clinic until joining the Albany Family Court in 1998.
A Syracuse University College of Law graduate, Professor Connors is a 1985 recipient of the Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship.