Nancy Lemon

Ray Rice and domestic violence in the NFL

Nancy Lemon interviewed on 95.7-FM, Bucher and Towny, September 9, 2014

“The way that we treat athletes starting in high school going through college and into pro sports often gives them the impression that they are somehow above the rules of ordinary people…. We need to take all abuse seriously, even if it’s just the victim of the abuse saying that it happened.”

Fleeing abuse victim cleared of DUI charge

Nancy Lemon cited by KTVU, January 30, 2014
During the four day trial, Nancy Lemon, UC Berkeley Law lecturer and leading authority on domestic violence, testified that Paulo suffered from battered woman syndrome and had a clear history of being abused physically and emotionally by her boyfriend over several years.

An appealing strategy

Nancy Lemon quoted in California Lawyer Magazine, January 2013

“Statistically, when battered moms bring up domestic violence in mediation before a custody hearing, they are less likely to be awarded custody,” says Nancy Lemon, a UC Berkeley law professor, FVAP’s legal director, and the drafter of section 3044. “It’s baffling. And the only way to reverse these adverse decisions is via appeal.”

Decision on S.F. Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi outrages domestic violence activists

Nancy Lemon quoted in San Jose Mercury News, October 11, 2012

One domestic violence expert in particular, however, says that Mirkarimi fits into the abuser narrative: “denying, not taking responsibility, saying it was just a grab, not a big deal,” said Nancy K.D. Lemon…. It is also typical for victims of domestic violence to minimize the actions of their abusers. “There’s mixed messages coming down,” Lemon said Wednesday. “One of the messages is you can do this and get away with it. That’s dangerous. The second is saying the sheriff is held to a lower standard than his own deputies.”

Two more in Alameda DA’s office caught up in recording debacle

Nancy Lemon cited in The Recorder, May 22, 2012

Legal ethics experts say that the conversation between Manning, who is accused of killing her husband after what she says were years of domestic abuse, and Lemon, a lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Law who specializes in domestic abuse, should never have been recorded at all, let alone used as evidence in a trial.

Ross Mirkarimi’s wife acts to block use of video

Nancy Lemon cited in San Francisco Chronicle, May 8, 2012

On Monday, the mayor’s attorneys filed a list of six expert witnesses likely to be called during removal proceedings before the city’s Ethics Commission…. They include UC Berkeley law school domestic violence expert Nancy Lemon, who wrote “Domestic Violence Law.”

Court OKs Mirkarimi case video, but fight not over

Nancy Lemon mentioned in San Francisco Chronicle, March 10, 2012

On Friday, the trial judge said he would allow UC Berkeley law school lecturer Nancy Lemon, a renowned expert in domestic violence, to take the witness stand for prosecutors…. Lemon also can discuss the typical behavior of batterers and methods they use to exert power and control over their victims.

Nancy Lemon Explains Modern Domestic Violence Laws

SF Weekly, January 10, 2012 by Joe Eskenazi
http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2012/01/ross_mirkarimi_family_matter.php

Lemon says. “A century ago we thought it was a private, family matter. We found a lot of people were hurt―or killed.” Rather than treat domestic violence as a domestic problem, Lemon notes, it is now seen as a crime against the state. That’s why prosecutors can move ahead with charges, even if the alleged victim refuses to cooperate, or even actively opposes the process.