Fighting Cyber Sexual Abuse: Safety Tips, Litigation Strategy, and New City Legislation

Originally held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Program Chair:
Michelle Burrell
Managing Attorney – Family Defense Practice
Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem

  • This presentation will address the damaging form of abuse often referred to as “revenge porn” – more appropriately termed cyber sexual abuse. The training will discuss the ways in which abusers can harass, stalk, and coerce through technology and online spaces, the incredibly damaging effects of this harassment, and cases of victims who have been affected by this form of abuse. The training will address family, criminal, and civil court strategies for addressing this abuse as well as safety planning for victims and remedies for victims to request take-downs of images and media online. With their specific area of expertise in fighting cyber sexual abuse, the presenters will address best practices in evidence preservation, technology safety planning, and strategies to fight cyber sexual abuse including family, civil, and criminal court remedies, such as specific proposed language for Orders of Protection addressing this abuse, criminal justice remedies regarding cyber sexual abuse, and remedies for victims to request take-downs of images and media online.

    OnDemand: $49 for Members | $149 for Nonmembers

    Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (earliest admission 2017-2019 in any state or country), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges (and their staff), or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • Lorena M. Jiron
    Equal Justice Works Fellow
    Day One

    Adam Massey
    C.A. Goldberg, PLLC

    Nathaly Rodriguez
    Survivor Advocate

    Lindsey M. Song
    Senior Staff Attorney, Courtroom Advocates Project
    Sanctuary for Families
    Center for Battered Women’s Legal Service

  • 6:00 p.m. – 6:05 p.m. Introduction & Program Overview
    6:05 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The New City Council Law Re: Unlawful Disclosure of Intimate Images

    • Elements
    • Screening for cases
    • Evidence Collection
    • Clients’ stories
    • Remaining challenges/future issues to address – applicability to youth, LGBTQ
    6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Existing Remedies for Victims of Cyber Sexual Abuse

    • Family Court Remedies
    • Criminal Remedies
    7:00 p.m. – 7:20 p.m. Tech Safety Planning and Resources
    7:20 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Cyber Sexual Abuse Task Force
    7:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Q&A

  • CLE Credit
    New York:
    2.0 Professional Practice
    New Jersey:
     2.1 General
    1.5 General
     1.5 General

  • Sponsoring Association Committees:
    Family Court and Family Law | Glenn Metsch-Ampel, Chair
    Domestic Violence | Amanda Beltz, Chair
    Sex and Law | Mirah Curzer & Melissa Lee, Co-Chairs

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 |