Courtesy photo / Abigail Kraus

The Courtroom Advocates Project helps domestic violence victims in New York City seek orders of protection in Family Court.  Law students and law firm associates work under the direction of attorneys from Sanctuary for Families’ Legal Center and the New York Legal Assistance Group. The project marked its 20th anniversary on Nov. 16 at a celebration hosted by Proskauer Rose at the firm’s Times Square office.

From left, David Stern, executive director of Equal Justice Works; Elizabeth Brownback, co-director of Sanctuary’s Courtroom Advocates Project; Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Edwina Mendelson, Betty Weinberg Ellerin, senior counsel, Alston & Bird; Judy Harris Kluger, executive director of Sanctuary for Families; Delores Langevine, a domestic violence survivor;  Jennifer Friedman, legal director of My Sisters’ Place; Dorchen Leidholdt, legal director of Sanctuary for Families; Betsy Tsai, co-director of Sanctuary’s Courtroom Advocates Project; Janice Mac Avoy, partner at Fried Frank; and Peter Cobb, former managing partner at Fried Frank.