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Protecting Domestic Violence Survivors and Children in California: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Domestic Violence Restraining Order Cases

Friday June 07 , 2013

  • By: Practising Law Institute
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    PLI San Francisco Conference Center & Via Live Webcast
    685 Market Street, Suite 100
    San Francisco, CA
  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute
  • Website: www.pli.edu

Protecting Domestic Violence Survivors and Children in California: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Domestic Violence Restraining Order Cases

June 7, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
PLI San Francisco Conference Center & Via Live Webcast
Free!

To Register Visit the PLI Website:
http://www.pli.edu/Content/Seminar/Protecting_Domestic_Violence_Survivors_and/_/N-4kZ1z12ozl?fromsearch=false&ID=160083


Why You Should Attend
Attend this program so that you can receive the basic Domestic Violence Law training you need to represent low-income Californian survivors seeking domestic violence restraining orders and safe effective child custody and visitation orders. Learn the basic substantive law regarding California Domestic Violence Prevention Act and child custody and visitation and how to prepare and handle a hearing to obtain these critical orders. These cases can often be handled in one or two hearings and make the essential difference in creating a safe and stable environment for the domestic violence survivor and family.

What You Will Learn:
• Domestic Violence 101 - definitions, cycle of violence, working with survivors
• California Domestic Violence Prevention Act restraining orders - procedures, forms and relief
• California Custody and Visitation Law - creating safe and enforceable child custody and visitation orders
• Role of Family Court Services and Preparing Clients for Mediation
• How to prepare and handle a domestic violence restraining order hearing

Who Should Attend
Any attorney interested in providing pro bono assistance to low-income domestic violence survivors. This is an updated training which has proved helpful to law firm pro bono coordinators, associates and partners, corporate counsel, judges, law students, and public interest and non-profit law firm attorneys and staff.


Program Schedule

9:00
Program Overview and Introductions
Genevieve Richardson

9:15
Domestic Violence 101
• Basic introduction to domestic violence, definition, cycles of violence, myths and barriers
• Working with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors and low-income clients
• Conducting client interview in preparation of domestic violence restraining order representation
o Mock client interview with a domestic violence
survivor client
Tülin D. Açikalin, Christina A. Varner

10:30
Domestic Violence Prevention Act Restraining Orders
• Summary of Domestic Violence Prevention Act (DVPA)
o Remedies
o Procedure
o Forms
Tülin D. Açikalin, Mallika Kaur

11:30
Networking Break

11:45
Domestic Violence Prevention Act Restraining Order Hearing Practice
• Preparing and handling a hearing
• Possible hearing results
Tülin D. Açikalin, Mallika Kaur

12:45
Lunch

1:45
Basic Overview of California Child Custody and Visitation Law in Domestic Violence Cases, Part I
• Basic introduction to child custody and visitation law and domestic violence
• Role of Family Court Services and preparing clients for mediation
Jennifer E. Horne, Staci Lambright

2:45
Basic Overview of California Child Custody and Visitation Law in Domestic Violence Cases, Part II
• Establishing safe and effective child custody and visitation orders
o Types of custody/visitation orders available
o Common issues that arise in custody/visitation orders
Jennifer E. Horne, Staci Lambright

3:45
Networking Break

4:00
Domestic Violence Restraining Order and Child Custody Hearings
• How to handle a domestic violence restraining order and child custody hearing
Mallika Kaur, Staci Lambright

5:00
Adjourn

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