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Full scholarships and discounts to attend PLI programs are widely available to attorneys working in nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys; government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); law librarians and paralegals who work for nonprofit/legal services organizations; unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships. We encourage all eligible attendees to complete and submit a PLI Scholarship Application
Why You 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 who are involved in custody and visitation cases. The program will benefit both new and experienced practitioners, and will enhance their ability to address domestic violence issues, particularly in the context of custody and visitation cases.
What You Will Learn
- Custody and visitation case preparation, settlement negotiation and trial practice considerations in the context of domestic violence
- Considerations when using experts in custody and visitation cases including domestic violence survivors
- Allegations of parental alienation
Who Should Attend
Attorneys and social workers in private, pro bono, or public interest practice who are interested in assisting domestic violence survivors will benefit from this program. While the program will highlight New York law and practice, the legal doctrines and strategies explored by the presenters will have relevance for practitioners in other jurisdictions.