Domestic Violence Law in Louisiana

Becki Truscott Kondkar is a Clinical Professor of Law, Director of Tulane Law School’s Domestic Violence Clinic, and founding co-Director of the Women’s Prison Project. She earned her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1999 and has devoted her legal career to representing victims of domestic violence and protecting parents of abused children in family court litigation. In 2019, she founded the Women’s Prison Project, which represents criminalized survivors serving long or life sentences in post-conviction, clemency, pardon, and pre-trial cases. In 2013, Professor Kondkar co-authored this Chapter with her mentor and friend, Mark Moreau, former Co-Director, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1982, Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1975, Brown University, A.B., 1971. Mr. Moreau worked as a legal aid attorney for 35 years and was a prior Director of the New Orleans Legal Assistance’s family violence project. He was the original author of Domestic Violence Practice in Louisiana in the 2001 and 2005 editions of the Louisiana Legal Services and Pro Bono Desk Manual. 

Tim McEvoy is an Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Deputy Director of Tulane Law School’s Domestic Violence Clinic. He earned his J.D. from the American University, Washington College of Law in 2008. He has worked as an attorney for victims of domestic violence for the past 13 years both at Tulane, and previously with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services. 

Material in this chapter is current through July 12, 2023.

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