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Cup o’ Karma, a coffee shop that supports domestic violence survivors.

A lawyer educational event this week lets me mention a coffee shop—that supports domestic-violence survivors. That is important year-round, but it’s especially highlighted in October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

State Bar colleague Shannon Henrie alerted me to Thursday’s event titled “Domestic Violence: What All Lawyers Need to Know.” It will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Bar’s CLE Center, and is available online too.

Before I share the detail about the program, I wanted to mention that the seminar includes a speaker representing the survivor perspective. She is MonaLou Callery, the founder of National Advocacy & Training Network. Among its other great work, the Network has a coffee shop that supports domestic violence survivors. It’s called Cup O’Karma, a Workforce Development and Job Training Café; you can read more about it here. Its locations (in Mesa and Chandler) and varying hours are also shown.

And here is NATN’s mission:

“Through grassroots efforts, the National Advocacy & Training Network (NATN) was founded in 2002 by a group of survivors, volunteers, advocates, and professionals working to end violence against women and children. Our mission is to address the health, safety, economic and social justice issues related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and substance abuse. To achieve our mission we deliver services using a three-pronged approach: 1) Training & Technical Assistance; 2) Public Awareness and 3) Direct Services.”

Cup o Karma domestic violence coffee shop-page0001PROGRAM DETAILS

Domestic Violence: What All Lawyers Need to Know

October 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:15 pm

This panel consists of practitioners from various practice areas and the discussion will inform practicing attorneys in any area about the law and practical considerations that arise when dealing with a client who has a domestic violence incident in their background or currently pending.

McAuliffe CLE Center, 4201 N. 24th Street, Phoenix

You can register for the program here.

Seminar Chair

  • Blaine D. Gadow, Office of the Arizona Attorney General

Seminar Faculty

  • Commissioner Erin Otis, Maricopa County Superior Court
  • Timothy J. Agan, Office of Legal Advocate
  • Felicia Schumacher, Davis Faas and Blasé
  • Ariel N. Serafin, Deputy County Attorney – Family Violence Bureau, Maricopa County Attorney’s Office
  • MonaLou Callery, National Advocacy & Training Network