1 WENDY HINTON VAUGHN Northern Illinois University College of Law Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic, 319 West State Street Rockford, Illinois (815) EDUCATION NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, New York, NY J.D., May 1998 Honors: Ann Petluck Poses Memorial Prize for Outstanding Work in a Clinical Course, 1998 Brennan Center Public Policy Advocacy Clinic, Teaching Assistant, Lawyering Program, Teaching Assistant, Public Interest Committee Grant Recipient, Summer 1996 and Summer 1997 Public Interest Committee, Student Representative Appointed by Faculty Scholarship: Public Service Scholarship Recipient, 2/3 Tuition Scholarship, Journal: Review of Law and Social Change, Staff Editor SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Georgetown, TX B.A., Major in International Studies, Concentration in Sociology, Minor in Political Science, May 1989 Honors: Full Tuition Academic Scholarship, Dean s List CENTRO BILINGUE, Cuernavaca, Mexico Intensive Spanish language immersion program, Summer 1988 ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE OF LAW, DeKalb, IL Clinical Assistant Professor of Law August 2011 Present Adjunct Professor of Law January 2010 July 2011 Staff Attorney, Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic August 2007 July 2011 Teach Domestic Abuse Clinic to law students enrolled in clinical course. Educate, train, and supervise law students enrolled in the Domestic Abuse Clinic in representing survivors of domestic violence in order of protection and related civil matters. Educated, trained, and supervised law students enrolled in the Elder Law Clinic in representing senior citizens in estate planning and other civil legal matters. Service: Ally in Northern Illinois University Ally Program Curriculum Committee Reviews: Reviews for Spring 2010 through Spring 2012 averaged 5.7 on a scale of 1-6 Professor s In-Class Performance, averaged to date: 5.8 Professor s Accessibility Outside Class, averaged to date: 5.8 Professor s Organization of the Course, averaged to date: 5.6 LEGAL EXPERIENCE NEIGHBORHOOD LEGAL SERVICES OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Pacoima, CA Supervising Attorney, Family Law Advocacy Group August 2004 July 2007 Supervised family law advocacy group and five court-based domestic violence self-help clinics. Represented English and Spanish speaking domestic violence survivors in restraining order cases and ongoing family law matters. Engaged in public policy advocacy related to public benefits and specialized supportive services for CalWORKs recipients. Provided training to advocates and actively participated in family law and domestic violence coalitions. Managed and ensured grant compliance for contracts in excess of $550,000.
2 VAUGHN, page 2 LEVITT & QUINN FAMILY LAW CENTER, Los Angeles, CA Director of Legal Services July 2003 August 2004 Managed legal operations of non-profit public interest organization. Supervised and trained staff attorneys, volunteer attorneys, legal assistants, and law clerks. Represented low-income clients and supervised staff in matters involving divorce, paternity, custody, visitation, child support, guardianship, and adoption. LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Washington, D.C. Supervising Attorney, Director of the Intake Program October 2000 July 2003 Supervised staff attorneys, pro bono attorneys, and intake volunteers. Oversaw daily operation of intake program by reviewing over 2000 applications for services each year, monitored conflicts system, developed intake protocols, trained intake attorneys, and selected and assigned over 500 cases with Legal Director each year. Engaged in policy advocacy, law reform, community outreach, and training activities. Represented lowincome clients in DC Superior Court and before various administrative agencies. National Association for Public Interest Law (NAPIL) Fellow September 1998 September 2000 Created and developed project to provide comprehensive representation to domestic violence survivors. Represented English and Spanish speaking clients in matters involving civil protection orders, child custody, child support, visitation, housing, and public benefits in DC Superior Court and before the DC Department of Human Services. Advocated for public policies, laws, regulations, and services for domestic violence survivors and their children. Testified before the DC City Council and drafted comments to the DC Department of Human Services proposed TANF regulations. Conducted outreach, provided substantive law trainings, and collaborated with service providers to coordinate community response to domestic violence. Legal Intern Summer 1997 Assisted attorneys with research, writing, and trial preparation. Represented Spanish speaking client at an administrative hearing before the Social Security Administration to obtain Supplemental Security Income. CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES CLINIC, New York, NY Student Attorney, New York University School of Law, One-Year Clinic August 1997 May 1998 Represented clients in housing cases in New York City Housing Court, in family law matters in New York City Family Court, and in school suspension and special education hearings at the Department of Education under the supervision of Professor of Clinical Law Paula Galowitz. BRENNAN CENTER PUBLIC POLICY ADVOCACY CLINIC, New York, NY Student Attorney, New York University School of Law, One-Year Clinic August 1996 May 1997 Participated in Welfare Reform Project under the supervision of Professor of Clinical Law Nancy Morawetz. Researched and wrote policy position paper advocating that New York State enact legislation to opt out of federal prohibition permanently denying welfare benefits to individuals convicted of any drug felony. Prepared and presented legislative materials, policy option papers, and a legislative advocacy workshop detailing the impact of welfare reform on the ability of public assistance recipients to continue to pursue postsecondary education as a work activity. CALIFORNIA WOMEN S LAW CENTER, Los Angeles, CA Legal Intern Summer 1996 Drafted model regulations prohibiting sexual discrimination and sexual harassment in primary and secondary schools to assist the California Department of Education in implementing California s Sex Equity in Education Act. Researched and wrote legal memoranda regarding issues affecting women and girls. RESEARCH, EDUCATION & ADVOCACY TO COMBAT HOMELESSNESS, New York, NY Clinic Coordinator, Recruitment & Training Coordinator, Outreach Coordinator Assisted homeless clients residing at the Lexington Armory Shelter for Women in obtaining or reinstating their public benefits. Trained fellow students to represent clients at fair hearings and provided information regarding public benefits and access to affordable housing.
3 VAUGHN, page 3 BAR MEMBERSHIPS State Bar of California, 1999; District of Columbia Bar, 1999; State Bar of Illinois, 2008 LANGUAGES Proficient in Spanish (lived and worked in Paraguay as a Peace Corps volunteer) PROFESSIONAL HONORS Frederick B. Abramson Public Service Award, 1998 PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS Prairie State Legal Services, Board of Directors, President (December ), Member ( ) Children s Safe Harbor, Board of Directors (2008 present) (Rockford, IL) Illinois State Bar Association, Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services (Appointed ) Continuing Legal Education Coordinator, Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services ( ) Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team, Chair (2010 present) (Winnebago County, IL) Elder Abuse Fatality Review Team for Boone and Winnebago County (2010 present) 17 th Judicial Circuit Domestic Violence Coordinating Council (2008 present) Winnebago County Bar Association (2008 present) American Association of Law Schools: Section on Clinical Legal Education (2008 present) Clinical Legal Education Association (2008 present) Legal Aid Association of California, Family Law Planning Committee ( ) San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Family Law Section Executive Committee ( ) Domestic Violence Planning Group ( ) (Los Angeles, CA) Family Law Coalition ( ) (Los Angeles, CA) Pro Per Working Group ( ) (Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section Executive Committee ( ) Pro Bono Managers ( ) (Los Angeles, CA) District of Columbia Bar Pro Bono Family Law Representation Committee (September ) Family Court Implementation Committee, DR / PS Subcommittee (March ) (Washington, DC) Domestic Relations / Paternity and Support Branch Working Group (Appointed January ) (Washington, DC) PEER REVIEW EXPERIENCE Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Project Reviewer VOCA Adult Services, VOCA Child Services, and VAWA Stop Services grant projects (Fiscal Years: 2011, 2012, and 2013) U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, Peer Reviewer Evaluated and Reviewed Legal Assistance to Victims Grant Applications (Fiscal Years: ) U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, Peer Reviewer Evaluated and Reviewed Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program Grant Applications (Fiscal Years: )
4 VAUGHN, page 4 REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE OF LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS 17 th Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council, Lunch & Learn, presenter, How to Protect Children and Teens through the Order of Protection Process (February 29, 2012 and April 4, 2012) Winnebago County Bar Section, Criminal Law Section Meeting, presenter, Introduction to the Domestic Violence Impact Panel (October 24, 2011) 17 th Judicial Circuit, Family Law Mediator s Annual Meeting, presenter, Domestic Violence: To Mediate or Not to Mediate (October 17, 2011) 17 th Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council, Court Procedures Meeting, presenter, Overview of the Domestic Violence Coordinated Court Division (October 11, 2011) Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, presenter, Legal Updates on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Training, Civil No Contact Orders (April 6, 2011) Northern Illinois University, Gender and Crime SOCI 487, guest lecturer, Gender and Crime: Women Working in the Courts (April 21, 2010). Winnebago County Bar Association, Guardian Ad Litem / Mediation Training, presenter, Dynamics of Domestic Violence (March 26, 2010). AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, co-presenter, Emotional Intelligence: Collaboration / Constructive Discontent (May 9, 2009). Winnebago County Bar Association, Mediation Training, presenter, Domestic Violence: What Mediators Need to Know (March 28, 2009). Winnebago County Bar Association, Guardian Ad Litem Training, panelist, Domestic Violence Issues, (February 16, 2009). Northern Illinois University College of Law, panelist, Homelessness: An Issue Relating to the Economy and the Law (November 3, 2008). Northern Illinois University College of Law, panelist, Career Paths in Public Interest Law (October 23, 2008). Northern Illinois University College of Law, presenter, Domestic Violence Awareness, (October 22, 2008). PHASE / WAVE, presenter, Estate Planning for Survivors of Domestic Violence (January 9, 2008). Northern Illinois University College of Law, Women s Law Caucus, presenter, My Career as a Woman Lawyer (September 19, 2007). Glendale Commission on the Status of Women, Glendale City Council, presented overview of legal services and remedies available to low-income residents and battered women living in Glendale (October 9, 2006). Los Angeles City Council, testified regarding the report of Los Angeles City Commission on the Status of Women, Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence in Los Angeles (by invitation of Councilmember Bernard C. Parks - June 28, 2006). City of Los Angeles Public Safety Committee, Los Angeles City Council, testified regarding policies and practices of the Los Angeles Police Department in relation to the Report to the California Attorney General
5 VAUGHN, page 5 from the Task Force on Local Criminal Justice Response to Domestic Violence and in relation to the Consent Decree entered in class action lawsuit, Thomas v. City of Los Angeles & the Los Angeles Police Department (by invitation of Councilmember Bernard C. Parks May 8, 2006). State Bar of California Office of Legal Services and the Legal Aid Association of California, 2005 Spring Summit: Pathways to Justice, trainer, Paths to Safety and Stability After Domestic Violence (June 3, 2005). University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, HIV / AIDS Law Clinic, guest lecturer, Child Support 101 (March 4, 2003, October 22, 2002, February 21, 2002, and October 16, 2001). American University, Washington College of Law, Domestic Violence Law, guest lecturer with Robin Runge, Welfare Reform and Employment Law (February 25, 2003). Twenty-Seventh Annual Judicial and Bar Conference, panelist, The New Family Court in the District of Columbia (April 19, 2002). National Child Support Enforcement Association, Midyear Policy Forum and Training Conference: Child Support in an Unsettled World, panelist, Beyond Customer Service: In Child Support We Trust (February 26, 2002). Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center, Legal Interpreter Training, panelist, Overview of Family Law in DC, Maryland, and Virginia (October 5, 2001). U.S. Department of Justice Pro Bono Program, Domestic Violence Training, presenter, Custody and Visitation Issues, Impact of Domestic Violence on Children, FVO and TANF (October 26, 2000). Center for Child Protection and Family Support, Children as Witnesses to Domestic Violence: Intervention Strategies for Healing Training, panelist, Systems Intervention (September 20, 2000). District of Columbia Department of Human Services, DHS TANF Case Worker Training, trainer, Family Violence Option (FVO) Waivers, Collaboration and Coordination Among Agencies with Respect to Family Violence and Child Support Issues (June 25, 2000 and June 27, 2000). NAPIL National Service Legal Corps, 2000 Training, panelist, Working Effectively with Clients: Client Intake and Interview Skills (April 1, 2000). Office of Corporation Counsel, Child Support Enforcement Division, trainer, Domestic Violence Training (March 22, 2000). U.S. Department of Justice Office of Policy Development, Domestic Violence Training for Pro Bono Attorneys, lecturer, Custody: DV and CPO Impact (February 3, 2000). District of Columbia City Council, Committee on Human Services, Hearing on Welfare Reform Oversight, testified regarding the status of welfare reform in the District of Columbia and the implementation of the Family Violence Option in the District of Columbia (November 1, 1999). National Women s Alliance, From Silence to Voice: Conference on Partner Violence in Lesbian Relationships, lecturer, Legal Remedies (March 20, 1999). District of Columbia City Council, Mayor s Transition Team s Human Service Network Hearings, Welfare to Work Subcommittee, testified regarding the implementation of the Family Violence Option in the District of Columbia (December 17, 1998).
6 VAUGHN, page 6 REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE OF PRACTICE MATERIALS AND PUBLICATIONS Domestic Violence Impact Panel, The Lawyer: The Magazine of the Winnebago County Bar Association, Volume DXCIX, Number 9, September 2011, at 14. Children s Safe Harbor, The Lawyer: The Magazine of the Winnebago County Bar Association, Volume LIXVI, Number 30, December 2010, at 6. The Illinois Domestic Violence Act: Protecting Vulnerable Seniors and Disabled Adults, CBA Record, Special Issue: Seniors and the Law, Volume 24, Number 2, February / March 2010, at 40. District of Columbia Bar Pro Bono Program, Section XIII: Domestic Violence & Section XIV: Child Support Cooperation Requirements, THE CHANGING FACE OF PUBLIC BENEFITS: ADVOCACY AFTER WELFARE REFORM, at (March 2003, March 2001, and March 2000). District of Columbia Bar Pro Bono Program, Chapter 5: What Happens When We Get to Court?, CHILD CUSTODY TRAINING MANUAL FOR PRO BONO ATTORNEYS, at (March 2003). District of Columbia Bar Pro Bono Program, FAMILY LAW FACILITATOR PILOT PROJECT TRAINING MANUAL (October 2002). District of Columbia Bar Pro Bono Program, update to Chapter 12: Domestic Violence, FAMILY LAW: CHILD CUSTODY TRAINING MANUAL, at (March 2001 and February 2000). District of Columbia Department of Human Services, Domestic Violence, THE ROADMAP TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN, at (2000).