Shocked by Judges’ Failures to Recuse?
Can judges determine their own impartiality or that of their colleagues? Are we expecting too much from them?
Family Law Attorney Discusses Legal Abuse
Family Law Attorney Discusses Legal Abuse by Sherri L. Renner, J.D. “The difference is in the intentions and the motives of the party that is perpetrating what we are calling abuse.” In this third video of our four-video series on Legal Abuse as an Extension of Domestic Abuse, veteran family law attorney Victoria Vilchez discusses […]
Legal Abuse from a Clinical Perspective
“Courtrooms are the perfect platforms for abusers to maintain contact with their victims,” reports Sandra Brown, MA, CEO of the Institute for Relational Harm Reduction and Public Pathology Education. In this video, which is the second in a series of four, Ms. Brown shares her professional insights into how and why legal abuse is an […]
“Legal Abuse” Introduction
by Sherri L. Renner, J.D. October 2014; updated March 2015 Legal abuse can be an unexpected and sometimes tragic extension of domestic or intimate partner abuse. It is important for everyone in the family courts to understand, including litigants, judges, and evaluative professionals. This is the first of a four-video series. In October 2014, we […]
C.R.’s Story of Legal Abuse
One day many years ago, C.R. met a handsome and charming man. That’s right – her nightmare began, as they often do, as a dream. You know the story: They were young and beautiful and he swept her off her feet with fireworks and dizzying chemistry. He lavished her with romance until C.R. felt loved […]
Our Message to the Florida Courts
The Florida Court’s Long Range Strategic Planning Workgroup recently solicited comments from the public to assist in its mission to set goals and priorities for the coming years. Here are our comments to the Workgroup, submitted online earlier today: Dear Long Range Strategic Planning Workgroup: An area needing improvement in Florida’s courts concerns judicial training […]