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ND Law Review Symposium on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault - November 8, 2012
The North Dakota Law Review hosted a one-day symposium on domestic violence and sexual assault Thursday, November 8, 2012. All lectures were free and open to the public and held in the Law School's Baker Courtroom. The symposium was approved for 8 credits CLE in both North Dakota & Minnesota.
Christel Croxen: Opening Remarks & Introductions
Karyn Hippen: to discuss her personal experience with domestic violence and how these life experiences and her compassion for others motivates her work with domestic abuse and suicide prevention and awareness.
Robin Runge : to discuss recent developments in the Chinese Legal System in response to violence against women.
Kristine Paranica : to discuss affects and implications of intimate partner violence on ethical mediation practice. North Dakota practices will be discussed, and recommendations will be made for the future of family mediation practices in North Dakota.
Lloyd Rath: to discuss the "New Choices" offender treatment program which aims to change the offender's belief system that one sex should be subservient to the other. Will also discuss changes in the law and recent acknowledgments that domestic violence is a crime that should be prosecuted.
Glen Hase / Duane Sall: to discuss the value of networking when it comes to working with Domestic Violence. Additionally, will discuss the use of "danger assessments" and follow up with victims.
Lunch break 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Janice Morley: to discuss the issue presented in United States v. Cavanaugh of whether the federal crime of Repeat Domestic Violence Offender was an unconstitutional act in violation of a tribal member's Sixth Amendment right to court appointed counsel.
Michelle Rivard-Parks : to discuss issues relating to civil legal responses to domestic violence in Indian Country, issues pertaining to prosecution, and many of the proposed VAWA provisions in so far as they pertain to tribes and tribal victims.
Troy Ertelt: to discuss relevant research on three approaches to violence risk assessment: clinical judgment, structured professional judgment, and actuarial assessments. The lecture will provide a framework for legal professionals in determining the most appropriate ways in which to use psychological experts in this capacity.
to discuss the North Dakota's United States Attorney's Office's Anti-Violence Strategy for Tribal Communities focusing on the three-pronged approach of enforcement, prevention and re-entry which is aimed at addressing violent crime on the Reservation in North Dakota and this Strategy's impact on the USAO's prosecution of domestic violence and sexual assault cases in Indian Country.
Evie Hudson: Closing Remarks
Karyn Hippen is an administrative secretary for the PXW Department at the University of North Dakota. She grew up in North Dakota and Wisconsin, and enlisted in the United States Navy where she served on active duty for five years. Karyn is a survivor of sexual abuse and domestic violence, and she uses her experiences to help others. She has been asked to speak about sexual abuse, domestic violence, suicide prevention, and self-doubt and its destructive power. Karyn has also published her story, "Make Me New: One Woman's Fight to Mend a Broken Past." Karyn lives in Thompson with her husband and three sons.
Robin R. Runge is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of North Dakota School of Law where she teaches in the Employment and Housing Law Clinic and Domestic Violence Law. Robin R. Runge is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of North Dakota School of Law where she teaches in the Employment and Housing Law Clinic and Domestic Violence Law. Professor Runge has taught Public Interest Lawyering at The George Washington University Law School since 2004. She has also taught Domestic Violence Law at The George Washington University Law School (2009) and at American University Washington College of Law (2005-2008). She received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.
Professor Runge is a nationally recognized expert on the legal response to domestic violence, and is regularly invited to travel domestically and internationally to consult with lawyers, judges, and non-governmental entities on improving the legal response to violence against women. She developed and provided national and regional trainings for judges and attorneys on violence against women in China. Professor Runge has served on numerous national, state, and local boards and commissions including the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, Legal Services of North Dakota, the North Dakota Council on Abused Women's Services, and the Community Violence Intervention Center of Grand Forks, ND.
Professor Runge's scholarship and advocacy interests focus on the regulation of the work and family lives of women and low-wage workers and the impact of that regulation on class and gender equity in the workplace and in family law. Her work has been published in The Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy, Clinical Law Review, American University Journal on Gender, Social Policy and Law, and the Seattle Journal for Social Justice. Professor Runge's previous scholarship addressed the employment rights of low income women and the intersection of violence against women and employment law, including analysis of the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, unemployment insurance, and employment protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Professor Runge is frequently invited to speak on these and related topics.
From 2003 to 2009, Professor Runge was director of the Commission on Domestic Violence at the American Bar Association. Previously, Professor Runge was Deputy Director and Coordinator of the Program on Women's Employment Rights (POWER) at the D.C. Employment Justice Center and the Coordinator of the Domestic Violence and Employment Project at the Employment Law Center, Legal Aid Society of San Francisco. Professor Runge was the first George Washington University Law School graduate to receive an Equal Justice Fellowship from Equal Justice Works (formerly the National Association for Public Interest Law). With her fellowship, Professor Runge created the Domestic Violence and Employment Project at the Legal Aid Society of San Francisco, one of the first programs in the country devoted exclusively to advocating for the employment rights of domestic violence victims.
In 2012, Professor Runge is on leave from the School of Law for the 2012-2013 academic year. She received a Fulbright Research Scholar grant to study the emerging legal response to violence against women in China.
Kristine Paranica, has been the Director of the Conflict Resolution Center at the University of North Dakota since 1999 and has been providing training and education in transformative mediation, conflict management, and other processes for over 12 years. She is nationally recognized as a Certified Transformative Mediator™.
Kristine has served as Adjunct Professor of Law in Alternative Dispute Resolution at the UND School of Law since 1999. She developed online courses in Leadership and Conflict Resolution through the UND Medical School and Mayo Clinic (CLS 508) and has taught that class several years; a course in Conflict Resolution: Basics of Conflict Management through UND's Continuing Education program; and a newly developed academic Certificate in Conflict Transformation at UND.
As a Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, she served on the Management Team and as Director of Administration for the ISCT from 2005-2008. Locally, Kristine serves on North Dakota's Joint Committee on ADR, chairing the Subcommittee on Family Mediation. She recently penned the protocol and rule for the statewide family mediation pilot project, as well as the ethics code. She also serves on the UND Council on Campus Climate and the President's Advisory Council on Women.
She has been published in the North Dakota Law Review, with the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, at Mediate.Com, and has authored a chapter "Transformative Mediation: A Sourcebook" published in 2010 by the Institute and the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR). She has presented several times at the International Conferences of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR); the Workplace Mediation Symposium in Houston; keynote speaker at the 2004 Conference of the Family Mediators Canada in Toronto; the First National Conference on Transformative Mediation in Philadelphia; the International Conference on Transformative Mediation: Purpose Drives Practice in St. Paul, 2006; and the 3rd in Santa Barbara in 2008. She was the keynote speaker at the 2009 Conference of Conflict Resolution Minnesota. She was a tri-chair of ACR's International Conference in San Diego in 2011 where she also presented. She has presented many times at human resources conferences, and other statewide and regional conferences in North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Canada.
Lloyd Rath is the Coordinator of the New Choices Program at the Community Violence Intervention Center in Grand Forks, ND. He has co-facilitated offender treatment groups since 1998 and has been the program's coordinator since February of 2003.
Since February 2003, Lloyd has coordinated the state Batterers' Treatment Forum for the North Dakota Council on Abused Women's Services and serves on several committees for the Grand Forks Coordinated Community Response Project.
Lloyd was employed at the Tri County Community Correction Center in Crookston, MN for more than twenty years. In 1983, he started working as a Probation Agent with Tri County Community Corrections. In 1995 he became the Director of the Probation office until leaving in 2003.
Lloyd earned a bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of North Dakota in 1981. Prior to that, he proudly served in the U.S. Army for twenty years, retiring as a First Sergeant in 1977.
Glen Hase has been a member of the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center Office for sixteen years and currently serves as Legal Advocate for Cass County. Glen has worked in the area of domestic violence for the past 16 years providing victims with crisis intervention, advocacy and assistance with obtaining protection orders. She trains and educates professionals and community members about the dynamics of victimization and how to respond accordingly. She also provides expert testimony throughout the year. Glen was involved in developing a model policy for ND Law Enforcement Domestic Violence and the Red River Sexual Assault Response Team Protocol for responding to sexual assaults. Glen provides the Train the Trainer instruction seminar nationally for the Rape and Abuse Center on behalf of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
Lieutenant Duane Sall started his law enforcement career with the Grafton ND Police Department in 1990. In 1992 he started as a patrol officer with the West Fargo Police Department. In 2005 Sall became a night patrol Sergeant and Lieutenant in 2008. Sall is a Field Training Officer, and is an instructor for Firearms, instructor and several other law enforcement related topics. Sall has been involved with West Fargo Citizens Academy 12 years, were he instructs citizens on many police related topics. One of the topics he teaches is Domestic Violence. Sall as attended the Federal Law Enforcement Training Instructor training program on Domestic Violence in 2009. Sall is also a 2009 Graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Janice M. Morley is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. Jan was raised on the Turtle Mountain Indian reservation in Belcourt, ND. She graduated from Belcourt High School in 1972. She graduated from UND Law School, Grand Forks, ND in 1992. Following her graduation she returned to her tribal home and worked for the next 5 years for her tribe. The first 3 years Jan worked as Special Counsel to the tribal government revising and updating the tribal code, and the last two years as the Chief Judge of the tribal court. In January of 1998 Jan began her career with the United States Attorney Office (USAO) in Fargo, ND as an Assistant United States Attorney. In August of 2003, Jan did an eighteen month detail to the Executive Office of United States Attorneys (EOUSA) in Washington, DC. During this detail, Jan worked with the Native American Issues Subcommittee, and Civil Rights Subcommittee of the Attorney General's Advisory Council. Jan is the tribal liaison for the USAO and prosecutes federal crimes arising on the Spirit Lake reservation.
Michelle Rivard Parks graduated, with distinction, from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1999. Mrs. Parks is a licensed attorney in the state of Illinois, in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota and in the Spirit Lake Tribal Court. Mrs. Parks is an appointed member of the North Dakota Supreme Court State and Tribal Court Committee. In January of 2011 Mrs. Parks was appointed by U.S. Attorney Eric Holder to serve on the U.S. Department of Justice Violence Against Women Federal and Tribal Prosecution Task Force.
Mrs. Parks served as the Chief Prosecutor for the Spirit Lake Nation for approximately four years and currently serves the tribe as Tribal Attorney, which she has done since 2001. Mrs. Parks has background in training and educating tribal, state and federal law enforcement agencies, attorneys, court staff and other individuals and entities on a variety of topics relating to the practice of both tribal law and federal Indian law. In 2008 Mrs. Parks was appointed as a Special Judge in the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa jurisdiction.
In the fall of 2003, Mrs. Parks joined the staff at UND School of Law as an Adjunct Professor and has since taught courses on Federal Indian Law, Tribal Economic Development and the Law, and Tribal Law. Additionally in 2003, Mrs. Parks was hired to serve as a Tribal Justice Specialist for the Tribal Judicial Institute to provide technical assistance to tribal courts in conjunction with a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance. In 2005 Mrs. Parks became the Associate Director of the Tribal Judicial Institute at UND School of Law where she continues to provide training and technical assistance to tribal, state and federal officials, judges and personnel on topics relating to the planning, implementation and enhancement of tribal justice systems as well as topics relating to tribal law and federal Indian law.
Mrs. Parks has extensive experience working with tribal elected officials, tribal and state judges, tribal court personnel, social services programs, victim advocacy programs and other tribal justice officials in the area(s) of program development, economic development, business law, code development, child welfare, domestic violence, and sex offender prosecution and management.