Thursday, October 26, 2017
UNL College of Law
“Domestic Violence Cases: From Beginning to End”
We will have speakers from the County Attorney’s office, a Sheriff, a private attorney, and 2 domestic violence shelters speak about the domestic violence case process. They will discuss how the organizations work together and what each of them does in the process of a case. They will also discuss tips for speaking with domestic violence survivors and what attorneys should be asking about and looking at for these types of cases.
Amy Goodro is a deputy county attorney at the Lancaster County Attorney’s Office. She currently prosecutes felony domestic violence cases. She received her Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, in 2011 from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her juris doctor degree was conferred with distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2014. She has lived in Nebraska all her life.
Investigator Chrissy Worster has been employed at the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office since 2012. During her first three years of service she worked the road as a first responder deputy responding to calls for service, accidents and proactive traffic enforcement. During January of 2015 Investigator Worster was selected as the Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA) investigator and is currently still serving in that position. Investigator Worster handles the follow up and investigation into all Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault’s, Protection Order Violations, and Child abuse occurring in the confines of Lancaster County, outside of Lincoln City limits.
Sue Andersen is the Community Education Coordinator and an Advocate at Voices of Hope where she has worked for twenty nine years. During that time she has had the honor and opportunity to work with hundreds of women, and on occasion men, and she continues to be amazed and impressed by their strength and will to survive and heal. She has trained numerous first responders and gatekeepers on domestic and sexual violence and provided hundreds of awareness presentations throughout Lincoln and Lancaster County. She is a graduate of the Human Services Program at Southeast Community College and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Relations from Doane College.
Danielle Jurgens has worked at Friendship Home for 12 years. Since starting at Friendship Home she has worked as a Women’s Advocate, Case Manager and currently holds the Volunteer Coordinator position. In this position I serve has the coordinators for all volunteers, provide training to help them better understand the dynamics of domestic violence, retain their services and serve as a member on the Development team.
Elaine D'Amato is a family law attorney for Legal Aid who provides legal assistance to women who have been in domestic violence situations. She represents clients in the areas of Protection Orders, paternity, custody, divorce, visitation, child support and removal from the state. Cases have required court hearings, trials, extensive discovery tools including depositions, genetic testing etc. and appellate work.
Approved for 1.0 CLE cr. hr.
For more information and to register, visit http://law.unl.edu/alumni/cle/