Training and Event Calendar

This event calendar is provided as a service to our members and the public. An event may be cancelled at any time. Please confirm the event with the sponsor prior to making travel plans. To submit an event, please contact us.

Apr
23
Wed
Protecting Privacy to Enhance Safety: Subpoena Defense Pro Bono Training @ Webinar
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Issue: Subpoenas Victims of sexual and domestic violence turn to community-based advocates for help Federal law and most states protect the confidentiality of victim/advocate communications Nevertheless, advocates get subpoenaed routinely in a wide variety of court matters Under-resourced non-profit advocates need & cannot afford a lawyer to quash subpoenas

The Solution: Trained Pro Bono Lawyers The American Bar Association and the Confidentiality Institute have partnered to develop the Protecting Privacy to Enhance Safety Pro Bono Project, which will: Deliver in-person and webinar-based training on advocacy & confidentiality Provide a nationwide pro bono manual on protecting privilege & quashing subpoenas Manage a listserv of participating attorneys to facilitate peer support for best practices Offer individualized technical assistance from the Confidentiality Institute Post legal updates and emerging trends to the project website

The Project: Pairing Up Attorneys & Advocates Advocacy programs request help from the ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence ABA will intake & screen advocates requesting assistance with subpoenas ABA will contact trained attorneys practicing in the advocate’s jurisdiction Attorneys accepting cases will have support from ABA, Confidentiality Institute, and listserv The Attorney Training: Webinar Dates: April 23 & June 19, 2014 Time: 3:00 PM Eastern The two 90 minute webinars are currently scheduled for 2014, and the fee will be waived for non-profit attorneys and attorneys agreeing to join the project and taking one case in the next year. – See more at: http://apps.americanbar.org/cle/programs/t14sdt1.html#sthash.4v3Bz3rT.dpuf

Apr
30
Wed
What Can We Learn From Turned-Around Cases @ Webinar
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Presenters: Joyanna Silberg, Ph.D., Senior Consultant for Child and Adolescent Trauma at Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore Maryland and the Executive Vice-President of the Leadership Council on Child Abuse & Interpersonal Violence and Stephanie Dallam, Research Associate, Leadership Council; former Pediatric Surgery and Trauma Nurse Practitioner, University of Missouri Health Sciences Center.

Description: In this presentation, new information will be presented about the results of a case analysis of 27 custody cases involving the abuse of children. In these cases, a judge initially ordered the children into unsupervised contact with an abusive parent and then a later judicial decision protected the children from abuse. This sample is illustrative of failures common in family court where signs of child abuse are ignored and theories which blame the mother, such as accusations of parental alienation are relied upon. The case analysis shows that it is often the court-ordered custody evaluators who recommend access to the unsafe parent and experts in child abuse and domestic violence who correct the information for the court. This presentation will present recommendations derived from this case analysis about how to approach allegations of abuse in contested custody cases so that children are more consistently protected.

May
12
Mon
Representing Clients Experiencing Trauma in Civil Protection Order Cases @ Webinar
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Description: Those who work with survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault know that survivors’ experiences with abuse are often connected with trauma and mental health. Representation of clients experiencing trauma in civil protection order cases can present unique challenges. While some of these challenges stem from the nature of the law surrounding these cases, other challenges arise out of the barriers that trauma survivors face in daily life, exacerbated during the course of legal representation. The very nature of the legal system, and the experience of seeking legal protection, can further traumatize or trigger clients, creating barriers to accessing legal remedies. This webinar will provide information on how to tailor legal advocacy of clients who are experiencing trauma in order to:

? Provide assistance that accommodates their mental health needs.

? Make civil legal justice accessible.

? Obtain the best possible legal outcomes.

Discussion will include: The definition and effect of trauma on clients and how to counsel clients in a trauma-informed manner, as well as strategies that anticipate and account for trauma in court.

Audience: Attorneys, Advocates, Law Enforcement and Court Personnel

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit for Attorneys: Please check with your state bar for CLE requirements and related fees. We will provide teleconference materials and an attendance certificate to those applying for CLE credit.

Registration Details: This webinar is open to OVW grantees and the general public. Registration will close on May 9, 2014. A webinar is an online presentation requiring an internet connection. There is no charge for this webinar. You must select one of the following audio options upon connecting to the webinar:

? Teleconference (standard long distance rates apply)

? VoIP (free audio through the internet, speakers required)

 

 

May
16
Fri
Louisiana Protective Order Registry Legal Seminar @ New Orleans, LA
May 16 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

The LPOR Legal Seminar will:

  • Explain how the protective order registry works.
  • Explain the appropriate use of the mandatory order forms.
  • Identify and discuss state and federal statutes related to court protections for those affected by domestic abuse and dating violence.
  • Disseminate the updated v.7 version of the Guide to the LPOR, the standardized forms, and the related interactive software.

CLEs will be provided.

To register, visit www.lpor.org

 

Jun
13
Fri
Louisiana Protective Order Registry Legal Seminar @ Slidell, LA
Jun 13 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

The LPOR Legal Seminar will:

  • Explain how the protective order registry works.
  • Explain the appropriate use of the mandatory order forms.
  • Identify and discuss state and federal statutes related to court protections for those affected by domestic abuse and dating violence.
  • Disseminate the updated v.7 version of the Guide to the LPOR, the standardized forms, and the related interactive software.

CLEs will be provided.

To register, visit www.lpor.org

 

Jul
18
Fri
Louisiana Protective Order Registry Legal Seminar @ Choudrant, LA
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

The LPOR Legal Seminar will:

  • Explain how the protective order registry works.
  • Explain the appropriate use of the mandatory order forms.
  • Identify and discuss state and federal statutes related to court protections for those affected by domestic abuse and dating violence.
  • Disseminate the updated v.7 version of the Guide to the LPOR, the standardized forms, and the related interactive software.

CLEs will be provided.

To register, visit www.lpor.org

 

Aug
22
Fri
Louisiana Protective Order Registry Legal Seminar @ New Orleans, LA
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

The LPOR Legal Seminar will:

  • Explain how the protective order registry works.
  • Explain the appropriate use of the mandatory order forms.
  • Identify and discuss state and federal statutes related to court protections for those affected by domestic abuse and dating violence.
  • Disseminate the updated v.7 version of the Guide to the LPOR, the standardized forms, and the related interactive software.

CLEs will be provided.

To register, visit www.lpor.org