Obtaining a protective order is often the first step for a survivor of domestic violence in escaping an abusive relationship. In this full-day workshop, volunteer attorneys will learn how to help survivors find immediate safety from their abusers through a Civil Protection Order (CPO), or “stay-away” order. Major topics covered in this training include the dynamics of domestic violence, the laws and procedures regarding civil protection orders in DC, effectively representing CPO clients, and trauma-informed representation. New and veteran volunteers are invited to join for this training and are welcome to attend as many sessions as your schedule permits.
CPO 101 (9:30am – 12:00pm) – Everything You Need to Know to Help a DV Survivor Achieve Safety
Lunch (12:00pm – 12:30pm)
Special Topic (12:30pm – 1:30pm) – Remarks and Q&A by Judge John F. McCabe, and Observation of Court Hearing via web from the DC Superior Court
Special Topic (1:30pm – 2:30pm): Working with DV Survivors Experiencing Gun Violence
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