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Domestic Violence: Litigating Protection Order Cases 2017

Released on: Feb. 10, 2017
Running Time: 03:06:14

This program will explore the legal and practical challenges in connection with litigating orders of protection.  The program will discuss considerations for building a successful case, such as planning for safety, weighing the benefits of civil and criminal orders, determining jurisdiction, and preparing your client.   Faculty also will review fundamental litigation issues from the perspective of protection order litigation, such as drafting the petition, conducting examinations, and introducing evidence such as medical records and electronic communications.  Experienced practitioners will share their strategies for addressing common challenges, and their practical insights will be useful to legal practitioners and service providers in a variety of practice areas.

You will learn:

  • Domestic violence: preliminary considerations and context
  • Litigating protective order cases
  • Complex evidentiary issues in domestic violence cases                                                           

Judges, court attorneys, law clerks, government lawyers, and attorneys and social workers in private or public interest practice interested in learning about the problem of domestic violence as well as issues that can arise in protective order litigation will benefit from this program.  This program will discuss New York law but also will have relevance for practitioners in other jurisdictions.

Lecture Topics [Total time 03:06:14]

Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.


  • Introduction* [00:04:27]
  • Domestic Violence: Preliminary Considerations and Context [01:01:34]
    Jane Y. Aoyama-Martin, Laura Fernandez, LMSW, Hamra Ahmad, Erin Mears
  • Litigating Protective Order Cases [01:02:03]
    Audrey E. Stone, Betsy C. Tsai, Maya Williamson, LMSW, Ben A. Schatz
  • Complex Evidentiary Issues in Domestic Violence Cases [00:58:08]
    Rachel Goldsmith, LCSW-R, Kim Susser, Jill M. Zuccardy, Hon. Diane Kiesel

The purchase price of this Web Program includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:


  • COMPLETE COURSE HANDBOOK
  • Chapter 3: Interviewing and Assisting Domestic Violence Survivors, The New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts, Lawyer’s Manual on Domestic Violence, Representing the Victim, 6th Edition (2015)
    Charlotte A. Watson, Dorchen A. Leidholdt, B.J. Cling, Mary Rothwell Davis
  • Chapter 9: Litigating Family Offense Proceedings, The New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts, Lawyer’s Manual on Domestic Violence, Representing the Victim, 6th Edition (2015)
    Charlotte A. Watson, Dorchen A. Leidholdt, Nicole Fidler, Mary Rothwell Davis
  • Chapter 11: Prosecuting a Domestic Violence Case: Looking Beyond the Victim’s Testimony, The New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts, Lawyer’s Manual on Domestic Violence, Representing the Victim, 6th Edition (2015)
    Elizabeth Cronin, Dorchen A. Leidholdt, Charlotte A. Watson, Mary Rothwell Davis
  • Evidentiary and Trial Practice Issues in Domestic Violence Cases
    Kim Susser

Presentation Material


  • Evidence Rules and Realities in Family Law and Domestic Violence Cases
    Jill M. Zuccardy
  • Jaffee v. Redmond, 518 U.S. 1 (1996)
    Hon. Diane Kiesel
  • People v Ortega, 15 N.Y.3d 610 (2010)
    Hon. Diane Kiesel
  • People v. Turner, 109 P.3d 639 (2005)
    Hon. Diane Kiesel
Chairperson(s)
Hon. Betty Weinberg Ellerin (Ret.) ~ Chair, New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts, New York State Unified Court System; Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird LLP
Speaker(s)
Hamra Ahmad ~ Executive Director, Hudson Valley Justice Center
Jane Y. Aoyama-Martin ~ Project Director, Bronx Legal Services
Laura Fernandez, LMSW ~ Clinical Director, Sanctuary for Families
Rachel Goldsmith, LCSW-R ~ Associate Vice President, Domestic Violence Shelter Programs, Safe Horizon
Hon. Diane Kiesel ~ Acting Justice, Bronx County Supreme Court
Erin Mears ~ Deputy Director, New York City Family Justice Center, Manhattan, Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence
Ben A. Schatz ~ Appellate Counsel, Center for Appellate Litigation
Audrey E. Stone ~ Chief Counsel, Office of the Statewide Coordinating Judge for Family Violence Cases , New York State Unified Court System, Office of Court Administration
Kim Susser ~ Attorney-at-Law
Betsy C. Tsai ~ Co-Director, Courtroom Advocates Project (CAP), Sanctuary for Families, Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services
Maya Williamson, LMSW ~ Adult Counselor, Non-Residential Program, Sanctuary for Families
Jill M. Zuccardy ~ Private Practice
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Montana:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5 credits of self-study per reporting period.

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New Jersey:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 4 credits of self-study per reporting period.

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Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional on-demand web programs can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Only professional practice and law practice management credits may be earned via transitional on-demand web programs. Ethics and skills credits may not be earned via on-demand web programs.

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Washington:  All PLI products can fulfill Washington’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

West Virginia:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of online instruction per reporting period.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “repeated, on-demand” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 credits of repeated, on-demand programs per reporting period. No ethics credits can be earned via on-demand web programs.

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Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.


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HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as "self-paced" credit. SHRM professionals are limited to 30 credits of self-paced programs per recertification period.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Candidates are limited to 10 self-study credits per 12-month period, and certification holders are limited to 20 self-study credits per 2-year renewal period.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists Certification (CAMS):  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not approved for CAMS credit.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not approved for SW CPE credit.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not approved for CFP credit.

 

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