DCPA's October Luncheon & CLE will be held at noon on October 19, 2017 at Oakmont Country Club in Corinth. Donna Bloom, Director of Legal Services with Denton County Friends of the Family, will be our special guest speaker. Her presentation will discuss the paralegal's role in identifying and responding to domestic violence in our client populations.
Ms. Bloom exclusively represents victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in a broad range of civil legal matters, including divorce, custody disputes, CPS issues, housing concerns, and protective orders. Before joining the team at Denton County Friends of the Family, she served as a staff attorney with the Texas Advocacy Project (formerly the Women's Advocacy Project).
Ms. Bloom’s 25 year professional commitment to ending violence against women and children has included her legal career and a host of roles with the Family Place and New Beginning Center, including victim advocate, community educator and Executive Director of the Women's Center of East Texas. During her time at the Women's Center of East Texas she saw first-hand the overwhelming need battered women had for legal assistance, especially the importance of having an attorney who appreciated the significance of domestic violence, and made the decision to attend law school and devote herself to this cause.
She often pursues statewide policy solutions for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through her involvement with the Texas Council on Family Violence and the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault and is recognized as a leading expert in the State of Texas on the intersection between domestic violence, child abuse, and neglect.