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Why You Should Attend
This program will explore the legal and practical challenges of representing survivors of domestic violence, in particular those who have been victims of technology-assisted abuse. Experienced practitioners will share their practical strategies for addressing challenges when helping clients subject to cyber abuse, including understanding what technology-facilitated abuse is and its impact, strategies for gathering and presenting relevant evidence, and addressing ethical obligations that can arise in these cases.
What You Will Learn
After completing this program participants will be able to:
- Identify technology-facilitated (cyber) abuse and recognize its psychological and economic impact
- Understand strategies for gathering and presenting technology-facilitated abuse evidence
- Recognize key ethical considerations when representing domestic violence survivors
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for attorneys and social workers in private, pro bono, or public interest practice who are interested in assisting domestic violence survivors. The program will benefit both new and experienced practitioners, as well as those interested in pro bono matters, and will enhance their ability to address domestic violence issues, especially those that arise in technology-facilitated abuse cases.
Intended Audience: Attorneys and advocates who work with domestic violence survivors.
Other Prerequisites (PLI program, if necessary): None
Advanced Prep: None