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.

Feb
9
Sun
Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases Workshop @ Doubletree New Orleans
Feb 9 @ 8:00 am – Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm

To register: http://njidv.org/education-opportunities/ejs-dv.html

The workshop will address the topics described below, using hypothetical case problems, role-play exercises, small group discussions, faculty demonstrations, and a working lunch. This highly interactive format enables judges from different jurisdictions and levels of experience to learn from one another.

Who should attend:

All state and tribal court judges and judicial officers (commissioners, referee, etc.) nationwide are eligible to attend the workshops, but priority will be given to judges from jurisdictions currently receiving one of the following OVW Grants: (1) Grants to Encourage Arrest, (2) STOP Violence Against Indian Women Grants, (3) Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Enforcement Grant Program, or (4) Court Training and Improvement Program. Priority is also given to OVW funded agencies jurisdictions that send more than one judge. Local OVW funded and some courts might cover their judges’ travel and per diem costs. All participants are responsible for their own travel and per diem costs.

Victim & Perpetrator Behavior 3.5 Hours This segment will help participants understand the motivations and behaviors of perpetrators and adult and child victims.

Fact-Finding 3.5 Hours Participants will learn how to apply an understanding of domestic violence to judicial fact-finding and identify evidentiary issues that are of primary concern for judges.

Access to Justice and Judge’s Role in Community Response to Domestic Violence 3.5 Hours This segment focuses on identifying and overcoming barriers to achieving justice in domestic violence cases by focusing on the judge as a leader in the justice system and in a coordinated community response to domestic violence.

Fairness and Culture Issues in Domestic Violence Cases 3.25 Hours Participants will formulate definitions of culture and cultural competence, discuss the dynamics of difference, and identify ways in which culture is relevant in the courtroom.

Decision-Making Skills and Enforcement 3.25 Hours This segment focuses on how judges can apply the law in their jurisdictions to the facts in cases involving domestic violence, and how they can effectively enhance compliance with their orders.

Practical Courtroom Exercises 3 Hours Participants will move among five breakout rooms to participate in a series of practical courtroom exercises designed to help them identify issues involving domestic violence.

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)