Briggs Sponsors MN Advocates' Series with Upcoming Discussion on Counseling Battered Women

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July 23, 2007

Briggs and Morgan, Professional Association, and Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights present "Ethical Considerations in Working with Advocates When Representing Battered Women."  

This presentation will focus on how attorneys and domestic violence advocates can work together as a team to provide the best services for domestic violence victims. Discussion topics will include what advocates and attorneys can do, their responsibilities, and how they can help one another; conflict resolution strategies for when tension arises; and ethical considerations (for both attorneys and advocates) when using a team approach to legal advocacy. Discussion will cover the attorney-client relationship and how the presence of advocates during attorney-client conversation does not violate or break the privilege. Other options for protecting client confidentiality via work product agreements and releases of information will also be considered.

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007*
Noon to 1 p.m. (lunch provided)
Briggs and Morgan
IDS Center, 22nd Floor
80 S. 8th St. , Minneapolis

*Bi-monthly series — ongoing every second Tuesday of April, June, August, October and December 2007

Event speaker Rana SA Fuller, Esq., has worked in the domestic violence field since 1997. Currently, Fuller is managing partner at the Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project (BWLAP). Her responsibilities include leading the housing project, which provides training, technical assistance and legal advice on the intersection of domestic violence and housing. She also works with other BWLAP projects and is responsible for training and attorney outreach involving issues of domestic violence and the law. Fuller is a 2003 graduate of Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts, and received her B.S. with distinction in psychology and women's studies from Iowa State University in 1999. Fuller is licensed in Minnesota and Massachusetts.

Event is free; registration required. Please RSVP to Tina Houareau at  e-mail or 612.977.8126 by Friday, Aug. 10.