Tough Economic Times Means Increased Legal Need at Domestic Violence Clinic

, New York Law Journal

The tenth anniversary of the Domestic Violence Clinical Center, an initiative of the New York Legal Assistance Group, comes at a time when its attorneys and law students expect greater need, given the historic corollary between economic downturns and the abuse of women and children. "It goes both ways," said Kim Susser, director of the Legal Assistance Group's matrimonial and family law unit. "Poverty causes domestic violence, and domestic violence causes poverty."

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