NCCU Law to Host “Breaking the Silence” Series on Domestic Violence

Posted on Wednesday, February 29, 2012

North Carolina Central University School of Law will host a “Breaking the Silence” series on domestic violence, presenting topics of interest to students and the broader community. Domestic violence impacts not only the victims, but also families, friends and loved ones.

Ethan’s Law

In the first session, entitled “Ethan’s Law,”  Effie Steele will discuss her personal story with domestic violence and how she turned her tragedy into triumph for others. Steele is one of the leading domestic violence advocates in North Carolina and was instrumental in the passing of Ethan’s Law.

The event is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, in the Turner Law Building. To register, contact Michelle Roberts at 919-530-6601 or talias@nccu.edu. Registration is encouraged but not required.

Civil Domestic Protection Orders

In the second session, entitled “Civil Domestic Protection Orders,” Attorney Ralph Frasier and Attorney Deria Hayes will discuss obtaining civil domestic protection orders (“restraining orders”) in North Carolina from the perspectives of the both the plaintiff and defendant.

The event is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, in the Turner Law Building. To register, contact Michelle Roberts at 919-530-6601 or talias@nccu.edu. Registration is encouraged but not required.