Join The Center for Family Justice at the beautiful Grace Farms in New Canaan for an important day-long seminar designed to help legal practitioners assist survivors of domestic violence obtain legal compensation and overcome financial abuse. Focusing on tort law and legislative advocacy, this training will provide practical tools to help your clients.
C.L.E. credits are available for this training. Space is limited. Reserve your seat today!
- Learn about how you can use tort law to help survivors of domestic violence recover financial compensation.
- Learn about how you can turn financial compensation into a sustainable future for your clients.
- Hear about the landmark settlement case here in CT, Farren v. Farren.
AMIRA SAMUEL, J.D.
COMPENSATION PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Amira received her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Throughout law school, Amira devoted herself to serving domestic violence survivors. She volunteered to meet with survivors serving time in Riker’s Island to help them ascertain the whereabouts of their children, she served as a courtroom advocate for survivors filing petitions for protective orders in Family Court and she gave presentations to teens on healthy relationships.
After graduation, Amira was named the first Judge Gertrud Mainzer Memorial Fellow, an award she was given for her dedication to public interest family law work throughout law school. She took her fellowship to the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), where she worked exclusively on domestic violence cases. In 2011, Amira was hired by NYLAG as an Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorp Legal Fellow and was named the Coordinator of Project Eden, which serves Orthodox Jewish survivors of domestic violence who are escaping abuse. In addition to her work on the Project, Amira litigated matrimonial and family law cases throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
In 2012, Amira was hired by NYLAG both to continue coordinating Project Eden and to work as a Staff Attorney for the Family and Matrimonial Law Unit. Throughout her term at NYLAG, she litigated countless family and matrimonial law cases on behalf of domestic violence survivors. As a Senior Staff Attorney, Amira led trainings for law students and pro bono counsel on domestic violence, protective orders and uncontested divorces, and supervised law students, junior staff attorneys and pro bono counsel on their cases.
In both 2014 and 2015, Amira provided best practice trainings for attorneys and social workers at the Tahel Conference in Jerusalem, Israel which focused on helping survivors navigate the Rabbinical Court, Criminal Court and Civil Court simultaneously. Amira concluded her tenure at NYLAG as the Supervising Attorney for the Family and Matrimonial Law Unit. She joined FreeFrom in 2016 to serve as Legal Director.
TRACI SAXON, J.D.
PARADIGM FINANCIAL PARTNERS (CT)
Traci graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada with a Bachelor in Arts. She went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from The Benjamin N. Cardoza School of Law where she was an Editor on Law Review. She is a Registered Representative and an Investment Advisor Representative with Series 7 (General Securities Representative), Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination) and Series 65 (Uniform Investment Advisor) FINRA licenses.
As an independent financial advisor, Traci draws upon her twenty years of experience as a divorce litigator, consultant and mediator. The experience that she derived from her work as a divorce attorney, combined with her commitment to zealously represent each of her clients, translates to a highly personalized and effective approach to financial advisory.
Traci employs a comprehensive, values based, financial and estate planning strategy to each of her clients. She works with families’ various advisors, including trust and estates attorneys, CPAs, and matrimonial attorneys. Traci is known for her commitment to guiding and supporting her clients on their journey of defining their financial objectives and pursing their goals. She has said that one of the most rewarding aspects of her job is educating clients about their finances.
PAUL A. SLAGER, J.D.
SILVER, GOLUB & TEITEL LLP (CT)
Paul is a graduate of the University of Michigan Honors College of Literature, Science & the Arts, and the University of Michigan Law School. The only Connecticut attorney to have three separate cases inducted as winners into the Connecticut Law Tribune‘s Personal Injury Hall of Fame, Paul Slager was recently named the Best Lawyers Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year for both 2016 and 2018 (Stamford, Product Liability Litigation). Paul has been listed both by New England Super Lawyers* as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in the six-state Northeastern region and by Connecticut Super Lawyers* as one of the Top 50 Attorneys in Connecticut. In addition to being listed in Best Lawyers in America*, he is peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell as “AV Preeminent,” the highest possible rating.
Paul represents plaintiffs in complex, high-value cases throughout Connecticut. Some of those cases stem from catastrophic events involving medical malpractice, violent crimes, serious accidents, defective consumer products, financial fraud and sexual abuse. He accepts cases only after carefully investigating the merits and only when he believes cases will help balance important injustices, improve public safety or otherwise make a positive impact in the community. In connection with his medical-legal practice, Paul has been invited to lecture at Grand Rounds by both Stamford Hospital and Yale University School of Medicine about the intersection of law and medicine.
In addition, Paul volunteers his time to help vulnerable and disenfranchised members of our community. He was recognized in 2016 by the Connecticut General Assembly Commission on Children, which awarded him a Partners’ Award for his advocacy in the field of prevention and response to youth head injuries. In 2015 the Connecticut Coalition on Domestic Violence named him a First 100 Plus Leader for making a positive difference assisting survivors of domestic violence. And in 2011, the Connecticut Law Tribune named him one of the “Dozen Who Make A Difference” for his volunteer work helping Connecticut citizens with acquired brain injuries who struggle to navigate the complex world of treatment and reintegration.
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)
- Financially Compensation for Your Clients Impacted by Domestic Violence
April 4, 2018
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Grace Farms Foundation