Melick Porter and Shea Joins Program to Aid Domestic Violence Victims
Melick Porter and Shea have joined a partnership to offer free legal assistance to victims of domestic violence throughout the restraining order process.
The firm joins the public-private partnership with the Middlesex District Attorney along with the following firms: Proskauer Rose, Cooley Manion Jones, Brody Hardoon Perkins and Kesten, and Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
District Attorney Gerry Leone said, ''Restraining orders are crucial for victims of domestic violence to protect themselves, and all too often victims who cannot afford an attorney return to the abusive environment that threatens them and their loved one.''
The program was created in 2008.