Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women


The LRC is offering the following webinar:

    May 18, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST (basic):
    Should I Stay or Should I Go? Helping Survivors with Interstate Custody and Relocation Cases

    Have domestic violence survivors ever asked you about leaving the state with their children to flee from abuse? The Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women will be offering a webinar on basic interstate custody issues for advocates hosted by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. The webinar will provide participants with an overview of the various federal and state laws that govern interstate custody cases and is designed for advocates who wish to understand how these laws fit together. 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 for safety.

The LRC will present as faculty at the following in-person training hosted by the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence:

    May 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST (advanced):
    Using Jurisdictional Statutes to Assist Domestic Violence Survivors: Beyond the Basics

    This training will build upon the foundation established by the LRC’s previous training programs, which provided participants with an overview of the various federal and state laws that govern interstate custody cases. The training is appropriate for attorneys who have participated in a previous training and/or who have some experience with interstate custody cases. Training topics are selected based upon participants’ questions from previous trainings and technical assistance requests. Among other topics, the training will address the following: strategies for advising clients who are contemplating leaving a jurisdiction with their children; the relationship between civil protection orders that include custody provisions and custody orders that have been issued as part of a custody or divorce case; recent and emerging trends in practice and case law; and the basis for continuing exclusive jurisdiction in a custody case under federal or state law.

    This training will be held at the American Bar Association office located at 1050 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036. Please check back for more information regarding registration through the ABACDSV.

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