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CLE-Legal Remedies for Domestic Violence Survivors: Protective Orders, Custody, Divorce & Property Issues

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Date(s) - 09/02/2020
1:15 pm - 4:15 pm


Pisgah Legal Services staff and volunteer attorneys will provide a free CLE to MAVL and EAGLE volunteers that will cover legal matters related to assisting domestic violence survivors. Topics will include protective orders, custody, divorce and property issues. The seminar will be virtual, and a link will be sent to all those who sign up on this page.

1:00– 1:15 –  Intro to session and presenters

1:15 –2:15 –  Overview of Protective Orders (50B, 50C & 50D) – Isabel Carson

2:15 – 3:15 – Custody Matters for DV Survivors – James Gorsuch

3:15 – 4:15 – Divorce & Property Matters – Emily Sutton Dezio

Presenter Bios

Isabel Carson has been a staff attorney with Pisgah Legal Services since August 2019.  Isabel serves clients through representation in Domestic Violence and family law cases, as well as representation and advice in Housing, Consumer, and other generalist legal services.  Prior to joining Pisgah Legal Services, Isabel was an assistant district attorney and worked as a private practice attorney.  She has been practicing law in North Carolina since 2014. Isabel earned her J.D. from Charlotte School of Law and her undergraduate degree at UNC Asheville.

Emily Sutton Dezio has been practicing family law in Buncombe County since 2004 after a two-year clerkship at the North Carolina Supreme Court.  She lives in Candler with her husband, Tony Dezio, and 11-year-old daughter, Etta Dezio.  They spend their time playing on the farm with goats, on the ballfield and cheering on the Yankees.

James Gorsuch is a staff attorney and the co-director of the Mountain Violence Prevention Program at Pisgah Legal Services, and has been working with PLS since 2017. James provides assistance to Pisgah Legal clients related to domestic violence and family law matters, and trains and supervises other attorneys in this work. James has practiced law in North Carolina since 2013 and is a graduate of Elon University and the College of William & Mary’s Marshall Wythe School of Law.



Topic: DV & Family Law CLE

Time: Sep 2, 2020 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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