MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT!
Our guest speaker Ms. Brenda Clubine served 26 years behind bars for defending herself against her domestic violence abuser.
In the early 1990s, Brenda and the CWAA women played an active role in a statewide effort to gain clemency for battered women in prison.
In 1992, Battered Women’s Syndrome had just become legally defined to recognize the psychological condition that describes someone who has been the victim of consistent and/or severe domestic violence. This defense become widely used in the cases of battered women who kill because it helps explain to a jury the possibilities that might lead to their crime. Yet, there was cause for protest from the women of CWAA since the majority were convicted prior to the availability of the Battered Women’s Syndrome defense being given its proper weight in court.
During this exciting MCLE event, Ms. Clubine will address the use of the Battered Women’s Syndrome defense in newly committed crimes and the work of the CWAA, public defenders, and private defense attorneys in utilizing the Battered Women Syndrome defense for the retroactive benefit of those who were incarcerated prior to its recognition.
1 hr of MCLE will be provided by the RCBA.
ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER
On October 22, 2008 Brenda Clubine was released from prison after serving 26 years for defending herself against her abusive husband.
She now continues with her advocacy by speaking out about the dangers of abusive relationships in hopes that people will continue to make a difference in the struggle against domestic violence.
Event Location Sponsor
Thompson & Colegate Law Firm
3610 14th St, Riverside, CA 92502
Your Barristers Board
Kelly Moran, President
Reina Canale, Vice-President
Sara Morgan, Treasurer
Arlene Cordoba, Secretary
Chris Marin, Member-at-Large
Scott Talkov, Member-at-Large
Amanda Schneider, Past-President