Vivian Huelgo
Adjunct Professor of Law

Sanctuary For Families
Center for Battered Women's Legal Services
110 Wall Street, 11th Floor
New York,  New York  10005
Telephone: 212.349.6009x279
Fax: 212.566.0344

Vivian Huelgo is the Director of the Community Law Project ("CLP") of Sanctuary for Families’ Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services. CLP assists gender-based violence victims facing unique barriers to justice including immigrant populations and the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual community through outreach, policy advocacy and legal representation. Ms. Huelgo is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and began her legal career at the New York County District Attorney's Office as a designated Domestic Violence prosecutor. Ms. Huelgo is a member of “Justice Speaks” a coalition of advocates focused on ensuring language access for victims of domestic violence as well as co-author of “The Voice of Justice: Interpreting Domestic Violence Cases” published in Proteus, the newsletter of the National Association of Judicial Interpreters and Translators. As a Steering Committee member, Ms. Huelgo helped develop training by the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence on “Use of Interpreters in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Litigation”. Most recently, Ms. Huelgo led the strategic planning for a “Family Justice Center” under the auspices of the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York. Ms. Huelgo has lectured extensively in both English and Spanish as a speaker for the U.S Department of State throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States on Elimination of Violence against Women, Domestic Violence, Multilingual Access to Justice and Criminal Justice Response to Violence against Women.

Professional Affiliations

United States Department of State, U.S. Speakers Program (Latin America, Caribbean)

Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member
Women in the Courts Task Force, Member

American Bar Association, Member
ABA Commission on Domestic Violence, National Interpreter Institute Steering Committee Member and Faculty

Hispanic National Bar Association, Member
Lawyers Committee Against Domestic Violence, Member


SUNY at Buffalo, 1994
Fordham University School of Law, 1997