Representing Survivors


The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the State Bar of Michigan hosted a panel discussion on representing survivors of assault on Thursday, Feb. 25, at Affirmations in Ferndale. Taking part in the program were (l-r) Sara Dobbyn of Turning Point; YLS Secretary Syeda Davidson and Heidi Sharp of Burgess, Sharp, & Golden PLLC; Jessica Bertollini of #happyperioddetroit; Ashley Low of Wayne State University Law School; and Bill Knight of Lakeshore Legal Aid. “This event is about representing survivors of assault in civil and criminal matters with a focus on labor and employment as well as family court; along with a presentation on safety planning,” Davidson said. “The event was free with a donation of feminine hygiene products to benefit Turning Point because the products are the most frequently needed but least donated items in women’s shelters.”

Photo by John Meiu


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