Collins Saint to Speak at Annual LGBTQ+ Bar Lavender Law Conference
Brooks Pierce attorney Collins Saint will participate in a panel discussion, “Improving Legal Responses to Intimate Partner Violence in the LGBTQ+ Community” on July 26 at the LGBTQ+ Bar 2023 Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair in Chicago. Saint will join two other panelists, Jordan Ford, Chief Financial Crimes Prosecutor at NC Conference of District Attorneys and Nisha Williams, Legal Director at North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV) to analyze the dynamics of intimate partner violence in LGBTQ+ relationships and the barriers survivors face when seeking protections from law enforcement and the courts. The panel will also discuss topics including navigating additional barriers LGBTQ+ youth face in dating violence, addressing assumptions practitioners, reconsidering how the gender binary show up in the legal system and recognizing more community-specific forms of IPV in the LGBTQ+ community. This panel will be moderated by Amily McCool, solo practitioner and attorney at Scharff Law Firm.
The Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair is the largest LGBTQ+ legal conference in the country. The Lavender Law Conference has served as a ‘family reunion’ for LGBTQ+ and ally legal professionals to both look back at shared history and look forward to the future of the legal profession.
Saint advises and litigates on behalf of public and private educational institutions and school boards on an array of education law issues, including special education and disability issues, civil rights laws, and tort claims. They also represent businesses in a variety of industries to resolve disputes, litigating in state and federal court when necessary. They have a particular focus on diversity and civil rights issues, including issues related to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and religion.
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