Albany Law School and The Legal Project will provide increased access to civil legal representation to victims of domestic violence in the Capital Region through the Katheryn D. Katz Fellowship Program, to be launched at a press conference and reception at the law school on June 24, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.
The fellowship program, made possible by funding from the New York State Office of Court Administration and, to date, more than $60,000 in donations from private law firms throughout the region, will employ current law students and recent graduates from Albany Law School.
Participants will include:
The Hon. Kathy Sheehan '94, Mayor, City of Albany
Paul Harding '89, Partner, Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP
Lisa A. Frisch, Executive Director, The Legal Project
Sarah Rogerson, Director, Family Violence Litigation Clinic & Immigration Project, Albany Law School
Penelope (Penny) Andrews, President and Dean, Albany Law School
The late Professor Katheryn Katz taught the nation’s first domestic violence law course during her long and storied career at Albany Law, and she served as the impetus for the institution's current clinical legal education programs relating to intimate partner violence. She graduated from Albany Law School in 1970.