Mithra Merryman, a legal services attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services, has spent her entire career working with low-income battered women. As a Georgetown Women & the Law Public Policy Fellow in Washington DC she started her career serving as a clinical instructor in the Georgetown University Law Center's Sex Discrimination Clinic and since then has combined advocacy and teaching. Currently, she directs the Latinas Know Your Rights Project, an innovative, multidiscipliniary partnership working with Latina immigrant women who have experienced domestic violence. She represents clients in family law, immigration, benefits and other civil cases. Ms. Merryman is a graduate of Barnard College and Harvard Law School.