2-Hour Program

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Why You Should Participate

Participants will learn how to develop and execute a strategy for handling domestic violence cases in court, including preparing clients for court, negotiating on behalf of clients, representing clients in court, and helping clients understand what court decisions mean and how to move forward.


What You Will Learn

  • Develop a theory of the case that fits the pattern of evidence
  • Identify remedies that are supported by the law in your jurisdiction and address your client’s needs and life goals
  • Prepare your client to give testimony to support the theory of the case and the requested remedies
  • Prepare your client to feel more comfortable and confident with the courtroom experience
  • Negotiate with your clients’ abusers or their representative’s prior to hearings in order to maximize chances for a successful outcome for their clients.
  • Present your theory of the case and evidence to the court to increase the chances that the judge will grant the desired outcome.
  • Examine your client and other witnesses to elicit the necessary information to support the desired remedies
  • Cross-examine the respondent to support your theory of the case
  • Make sure your client understands the outcome of the hearing and knows what to do going forward.

Who Should Participate

Attorneys working for organizations providing legal services to domestic violence survivors and attorneys who serve or would like to provide pro bono assistance domestic violence survivors.


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