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.

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

 

Jun
18
Wed
Per Capita Assistance for Victims of Trafficking @ Webinar
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

For more information and to register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/534870514

Learn how to access financial support  to serve foreign national victims and survivors of human trafficking in your community! The U.S.  Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), operates the National Human Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (NHTVAP) for many states across the U.S.  Through MOU partnerships, NHTVAP provides per capita funding to local service providers in order to provide comprehensive case management to foreign national survivors of human trafficking for up to nine months. Once a service provider agency establishes an MOU with USCRI, the agency may be reimbursed for client expenses and administrative costs for serving enrolled foreign national victims of human trafficking. This webinar will provide an overview of the NHTVAP program, becoming a provider with USCRI, and client eligibility. Staff from the Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network (WARN), the International Rescue Committee in Seattle and API Chaya will provide insight on the benefits to clients in Washington State provided through this program as well. For questions, contact Rissa Obcemea, NHTVAP Program Officer or Marie Hoffmann, Outreach Program Coordinator for the Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network (WARN) at the International Rescue Committee at marie.hoffmann@rescue.org.

Jun
19
Thu
Protecting Privacy to Enhance Safety: Subpoena Defense Pro Bono Training @ Webinar
Jun 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
This webinar and supporting materials will prepare attorneys to effectively defend non-profits serving victims of domestic and sexual violence against subpoenas that violate law and public policy.

Topics will include:

  • The issues and laws that are particular to the field of victim advocacy and confidentiality
  • The framework for developing responses to subpoenas for confidential victim service provider records and informations

This webinar is complimentary to non-profit attorneys and those who volunteer for the Protecting Privacy to Enhance Safety Pro Bono Project. Click here to learn more and sign up to volunteer.

  • List Price: Free

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 listser
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