In this training, volunteer attorneys will learn to help domestic violence survivors and their children find long-term safety and stability through a permanent custody and/or divorce order. Major topics covered in this training include the basic dynamics of domestic violence, trauma-informed representation, and understanding the law and procedures regarding child custody and divorce in Washington, DC.
9:30 – 12:00 | Family Law 101: Representing Domestic Violence Survivors in Custody & Divorce Cases
12:00 – 12:30 | Lunch Provided
12:30 – 1:30 | Trauma-Informed Legal Advocacy: Insights & Strategies from DCVLP’s Client Advocates
1:30 – 2:30 | Litigation Skills from a Family Law Practitioner