Domestic violence is plague upon our society. This plague knows no color, socio economic standing, or age. As a society we must accept that domestic violence exists and will most likely continue to exist. What we must NOT accept is a lackadaisical approach in helping victims protect themselves and their loved ones.
Many of you know that protecting victims of domestic violence is very important to the Baghdaserians Law Group, especially to firm principal Patrick Baghdaserians. As a family law attorney for nearly 12 years, Patrick has seen firsthand the damage domestic violence can do to families and particularly children.
Three years ago, Patrick started a pro bono legal aid program through the Southwestern Law School Alumni Board of Governors. The program is called the Domestic Violence Advocacy Initiative.
DVAI provides financial stipend to lawyers who then work pro bono at legal aid organizations. The selected attorneys work under the supervision of senior counsel to protect and advocate on behalf of victims of domestic violence
Several years ago, Patrick partnered with one of the most well respected non-profits in Los Angeles County, Levitt and Quinn Family Law Services. Through this partnership, the DVAI has placed several lawyers at Levitt and Quinn working pro bono. These lawyers have worked on more than 100 different cases involving domestic violence.Video and Pictures
Watch video of Patrick speaking about the DVAI
Click on links to see photographs from past DVAI fundraisers
29th Annual Alumni Awards Gala at the Petersen Automotive Museum 4-19-1
28th Annual Alumni Awards Gala 3-09-17
As the newly elected president of the Southwestern Law School alumni board of governors, Patrick hereby calls upon all of you to help raise funds for this amazing cause. Click on the link below to support the DVAI.