Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women

Trainings 

    October 26, 2017
    11:30 - 1:00 p.m. EST
    Basic Webinar

    Should I Stay or Should I Go: Helping Survivors with Interstate Custody and Relocation Cases

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    The LRC, in partnership with the National Network to End Domestic Violence/WomensLaw will be offering a free webinar on basic interstate custody issues. This training will provide participants with an overview of the various federal and state laws that govern interstate custody cases. The training will specifically address the needs of advocates and coalition staff who work with survivors in interstate cases at the local, state, and national level. Case scenarios will be used to demonstrate how advocates can help survivors address the economic, safety and legal issues involved when they cross state lines to flee abuse. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

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    November 14, 2017
    12:00 - 1:30 p.m. EST
    Basic Webinar

    Domestic Violence and the UCCJEA

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    The LRC, in partnership with the National Center for State Courts, will be holding a free webinar on basic interstate custody issues for court personnel and their local partners

    This webinar will provide court personnel with an overview of the various laws that govern interstate custody cases and how to best respond to individuals who have relocated from one state to another and are seeking court orders regarding custody, visitation, or protection. The training is designed for those who wish to understand the basic framework of how these laws fit together, with a focus on the UCCJEA. Case scenarios will be used to demonstrate how court personnel can answer questions accurately when individuals wish to file for custody or to modify court orders where more than one state may be involved. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

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    November 16, 2017
    3:00 - 4:30 p.m. EST
    Basic Webinar

    Should She Stay or Should She Go: Helping Survivors with Interstate Custody and Relocation Cases

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    Has a domestic violence survivor ever asked you if she can leave the state with her children?

    Have you ever worked with a survivor who has fled to your state with her children for safety?

    Do you know what to do when a court in one state has entered a custody order and a court in another state has entered a protection order about the same children?

    The LRC, in partnership with the Battered Women’s Justice Project, will be offering a webinar on basic interstate custody issues for Improving Criminal Justice Responses (formerly Arrest) grantees. This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the various federal and state laws that govern interstate custody cases. It is designed for attorneys, victim advocates, and other community partners who wish to understand the basic framework of how these laws fit together. Case scenarios will be used to demonstrate how practitioners can help survivors address the economic, safety and legal issues involved when they cross state or tribal lines to flee abuse. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

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    December 8, 2017
    12:00 - 1:30 p.m. EST
    Basic Webinar

    Domestic Violence and the UCCJEA

    Registration Available November 1, 2017

    The LRC and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) will be holding a free webinar on basic interstate custody issues for judges. The webinar will provide judges with a framework for analyzing interstate custody cases and determining whether they have jurisdiction to enter a temporary or final custody order. Judge Ramona Gonzalez and attorneys Deborah Goelman and Darren Mitchell will serve as faculty. The training is designed for judges who wish to understand how the UCCJEA applies to interstate custody cases, and will cover topics such as exercising emergency, initial or modification jurisdiction, judicial communication, and declining jurisdiction. A case scenario will be used to demonstrate how judges may evaluate jurisdictional questions when more than one state is involved.

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