Domestic Violence Staff Attorney, Gracja Nowak, Esq., participated on a panel of legal experts at a presentation given by Empire Justice Center. Ms. Nowak was joined by Lee Rosenburg, Esq. and Laura Russell, Esq. and Amy Shwartz-Wallace, Esq, who moderated the panel. The purpose of the CLE (continuing legal education course for attorneys) was to discuss a 2020 amendment to New York law that allows a judge to consider domestic violence as a factor in determining equitable distribution in an action for divorce. This relatively new amendment has very little case law on it, so the panel experts were able to offer guidance and insight into how to best draft pleadings and build their cases to facilitate financial justice for their clients who have experienced domestic violence.