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for a presentation by Lora Lee Martin:



(1 Unit MCLE General Credit)


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2021 from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. (virtually)

Lora Lee Martin will discuss her work on California Senate Bill 1129. Signed into law in 2018, this bill modified the court’s discretion and 

expanded the eligibility for financial protections to all survivors of domestic violence. The bill provides for a bifurcated system that 

provides guidance and restrictions on how the courts can award spousal support and community interest in the victims’ retirement assets 

to an abuser whether a felony conviction or a misdemeanor conviction (where the terms of probation are specified). No longer will victims of abuse automatically be required to financially reward their abuser. Throughout this discussion she will discuss a hidden demographic of domestic violence survivors: educated, professional women who may be the higher earning spouses. Ms. Martin will also discuss related legislation and what work still needs to be done.  

Lora Lee Martin, a survivor of domestic violence, has extensive experience impacting public policy. Her career has focused on working at the interface between academia, industry and the policy sectors. Throughout her career she has been involved with projects ranging from climate change, biodiversity, and oceans, to groundwater remediation, and military base conversion. More recently she has worked to support the passage of legislation regarding domestic violence. Through her efforts, in 2019 a California bill to provide increased financial protections for victims of domestic violence was adopted into law. Her career includes working in Washington, DC and 25 years working for the University of California. She was responsible for launching the California Science and Technology Policy Fellowship in the California State Legislature. The first state science fellowship in the country.  She holds an MBA from UC Berkeley and an BS in zoology from UC Davis and was elected into the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2011 for her contributions to science policy.


$10 for MCLE credit, otherwise, this event is free!


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