The Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project (BWLAP) produces a variety of technical assistance packets on legal matters commonly affecting battered women, for example, child custody, firearm restrictions, and custody evaluators. These packets are provided to advocates, attorneys and battered women.
An intern will update these packets and/or create new packets around new areas of concern that have arisen. This involves research and writing an easy-to-use summary of the law, with practical applications as needed, including forms or sample pleadings.
In preparation for BWLAP's annual New Laws training (conducted each fall throughout the state), this intern will research new laws passed in Minnesota in the past legislative session and new case law affecting battered women. This task involves legal research and writing. The intern will have the opportunity to assist staff with training, organizing and direct support to advocates in a wide variety of matters, including housing, immigration and family law.
For more information on internships at BWLAP, please contact us.
There are many ways to help support BWLAP programming.
Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are in danger, please use a safer computer and/or call Day One Minnesota's Domestic Violence Crisis Line at: 1.866.223.1111