In an effort to fill in the gaps in legal services for individuals who are dealing with domestic violence and other contested family law issues, multiple groups are working together to develop the Domestic Violence Family Law Fellowship. This fellowship serves as an additional pathway for providing counsel to those who do not qualify for government-paid legal aid based on their incomes but who still cannot afford private attorneys. In an effort to support fundraising efforts for this new fellowship, our Northern Virginia divorce law firm, ShounBach, has provided a $1,000 donation to this operation. This makes our firm a “Silver” donor. The fellowship’s coordinators are trying to raise $60,000 by April 1 so that the fellowship can be launched by September 2014.
The groups that are collaborating in the creation of the Domestic Violence Family Law Fellowship include the following: the Fairfax County Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC), the Fairfax County Domestic Violence Network, Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV), George Mason School of Law and the GMU Foundation. Under this new fellowship structure, the legal fellow will be a graduate of George Mason School of Law. This fellow, who will be under the supervision of LSNV, will work out of DVAC and will accept Fairfax County cases.
Our Northern Virginia divorce attorneys at ShounBach are pleased to support this effort to boost services to lower-income individuals and families in the local community who are struggling with domestic violence and family law issues. As one of the largest law firms in Virginia to exclusively focus on family law, we are committed to guiding clients through these types of legal matters. Our law firm provides assistance with family law matters related to divorce, child custody, property division, domestic violence, international family law issues and much more. Contact ShounBach to find out how we may be able to assist you with your case!