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Julia Weber

Julia F. Weber, JD, MSW, has spent her career developing innovative approaches to solving complex issues facing families, children, and communities. She is a policy consultant, frequent presenter, and serves as an expert witness in domestic violence and family law matters. Working nationally on firearms and domestic violence policies, she has trained judges, attorneys, mental health practitioners and others on developing and implementing violence prevention practices and procedures. Julia has collaborated on drafting and advocating for many key domestic violence and firearms policies including California's SB 320 (effective Jan. 1, 2022), a comprehensive approach to civil firearms relinquishment. For over 25 years, she has worked with organizations and policymakers on a variety of issues including firearm prohibitions, intimate partner violence prevention, best practices for preventing sexual assault on campus, sexual harassment interventions, and child custody and abuse issues; with families forming and transforming through divorce, separation, and adoption; and with judicial officers and court administrators on court reform and improving access to justice. Most recently, Julia served as the first Implementation Director for Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and subsequently, as the director for the National Center on Gun Violence in Relationships. From 1999-2017, she worked for California's Judicial Council, where she served as co-counsel to the Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee and supervised the Access to Justice Unit. She teaches domestic violence law each fall as an adjunct professor with Golden Gate University School of Law and previously taught on race, gender, and law at Washington University in St. Louis where she received her combined degrees in law and social work. Julia resides in San Francisco, California and is a mediator and member of the California Bar.