Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women

Trainings 

    May 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST
    Advanced In-Person
    American Bar Association office: 1050 Connecticut Ave., NW, Ste. 400, Washington, D.C. 20036

    Using Jurisdictional Statutes to Assist Domestic Violence Survivors: Beyond the Basics

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    This training, hosted by the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence. 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.

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    May 18, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 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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    Have domestic violence survivors ever asked you about leaving the state with their children to flee from abuse?

    The LRC 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.

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    May 24
    , 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST
    Basic In-Person
    Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office: Ray Harley Training Room
    , 3 South Penn Square, the Widener Building, Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Helping Domestic Violence Survivors with Interstate Custody and Relocation Cases in Pennsylvania

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    Has a domestic violence survivor ever asked you if she can leave Pennsylvania with her children? Have you ever worked with a survivor who has fled to Pennsylvania 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 Women Against Abuse, is offering a free training that will provide participants with an overview of the various federal and state laws that govern interstate custody cases. The training is designed for attorneys and victim advocates who wish to understand the basic framework of how these laws fit together and will include an overview of the laws involved when victims relocate with children across state lines, to or from Pennsylvania. This training is supported by the Valentine Foundation.

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    July 13, 2017, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. EST
    Basic In-Person

    441 4th St NW, Room 1107, Washington, D.C.

    Helping Survivors with Interstate Custody and Relocation Cases in the DC Metropolitan Area

    This in-person, practice-based training will provide participants with an overview of the various federal and state laws that govern interstate custody cases, focusing specifically on the laws affecting interstate cases in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. The training is designed for attorneys and victim advocates who wish to understand the basic framework of how these laws fit together and will include an overview of the local laws involved when victims relocate with children across state lines, as well as practice exercises to assist participants applying the laws. This training is supported by the Women’s Bar Association Foundation.

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