Nancy Lemon

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

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.

Nancy Lemon Deplores Rulings in Domestic Violence Custody Battles

Ms., Fall 2010 by Nancy Lemon (Link no longer active. Go to G:\Law School in the News\News Clips for article)

The problem of courts awarding custody of children to batterers is a huge one, affecting thousands of mothers and children across the U.S. every day. This takes a huge financial and emotional toll on the mothers, and many children are deeply emotionally hurt in the process. All too frequently, children are also physically abused and some are even killed by the batterers.

Nancy Lemon Fears High Court Ruling Will Put Guns in Hands of Batterers, July 2, 2010 by California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

Nancy Lemon … said that abusers will frequently use the presence and threat of firearms as a means of coercing and controlling their victims. “Battered women are not only shot daily by batterers, they are terrorized by their batterers’ possession of guns,” she said. “They are often forced to submit to nonconsensual sex or other abuse because they are afraid the batterer might shoot them or the children. Victims and their children are much less safe in their homes once a firearm is present.”

Nancy Lemon Explains Domestic Violence Law

California Lawyer, March 2010 by Nancy K. D. Lemon (requires registration; go to G:\Law School in the News\News Clips for article)

Under California Penal Code section 1203.097, a batterer’s counseling is a term of probation after a conviction or guilty plea, and the probation can be revoked for noncompliance.