Director, Family Court Programs
Kate Wurmfeld, Esq., director, Family Court Programs, provides technical assistance and strategic planning advice to courts wishing to improve their response to domestic violence. Kate has extensive experience providing direct legal services on cases involving domestic violence, most recently as a supervising attorney for Matrimonial and Family Law at New York Legal Assistance Group, where she handled divorce, custody, orders of protection, and support matters in Supreme and Family Court throughout New York City. In addition to providing direct legal services, Kate also provided supervision to staff attorneys, law students and volunteers, taught clinical seminars and provided training for outside organizations, community groups and law firms. Kate has also served as Co-chair for the Lawyers Committee Against Domestic Violence, where she was active in planning the annual Fordham Forum on Domestic Violence, as well as other professional trainings throughout the year, and promoting legislative and policy initiatives impacting survivors of domestic violence. Kate graduated from Seton Hall Law School and Oberlin College.