Laura Russell, Esq.

II Newark

As attorney representing low income survivors of domestic violence, I have spent my entire career working for justice. As a four-time deputy from the Diocese of Newark, I bring the policies from General Convention to the practice of Title IV. As the current President of the Court of Review, and the President of my Diocesan Disciplinary Board for over nine years, I feel I have the expertise needed for this position. I have been able to help shepherd multiple matters to conclusion. From this, I have come to understand the complexities of Title IV, along with the need to be compassionate, fair and recognize everyone's strengths and challenges. Conclusion does not equal winners or losers, only individuals in need of healing. I believe I have been able to help in that healing, for all parties. I have also chaired and served on various task forces, including task forces working on issues of sexism, sexual harassment and US and international policy. I would be honored to continue to serve.