October 30, 2007
State Senator Floyd Prozanski To Appear at Roundtable on New Domestic Violence Legislation November 1
On Thursday, November 1, 2007, at noon in the School of Law’s Lewis Lounge, State Senator Floyd Prozanski will appear at a roundtable discussion on two new Oregon laws combating domestic violence.
The first measure, House Bill 2961, creates a $10 filing fee for divorce and dissolution of domestic partnerships. The proceeds, estimated at $350,000, would help pay for the School of Law’s Domestic Violence Clinic, as well as anticipated clinics at Oregon’s two other law schools. The clinic pairs second- and third-year law students with domestic violence victims, helping victims navigate the legal system as they seek restraining orders and participate in the prosecution of their abusers. The other measure, Senate Bill 946, expands existing workplace-leave law so that victims of domestic violence and sexual assault can take unpaid time off the job to obtain legal help, police assistance, medical attention and other services.
Senator Prozanski is a municipal prosecutor, and has worked as a state representative, assistant district attorney, a legal assistant and as a laborer. He graduated from Texas A & M University and South Texas College of Law. His prior governmental experience is in the Oregon State Senate and Representatives, the Eugene Police Commission, the Oregon Law Commission University of Oregon Student Conduct Hearings Officer, Precinct Committeeperson and the BLM Timber Sale Advisory Board.
The event is co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society, the Women’s Law Forum, Domestic Violence Streetlaw, and the Children and Family Law Association.