Immigration Workshop for DCVLP Volunteers

Wilkinson Stekloff LLP 2001 M St NW, Washington, DC, United States

Congress created the U nonimmigrant visa with the passage of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (including the Battered Immigrant Women’s Protection Act) in October 2000. The legislation was intended to strengthen the ability of law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute cases of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking of noncitizens and other […]

Civil Protection Order Workshop for DCVLP Volunteers

Hogan Lovells LLP 555 Thirteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC

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 […]

Child Advocacy Training for DCVLP Volunteers

Covington & Burling LLP 850 10th St NW, Washington, DC, United States

Through our Child Advocacy Program, DCVLP volunteer attorneys serve as court-appointed Guardians Ad Litem (GALs) for vulnerable children ages 0 – 17 who are living in unsafe situations or experiencing significant trauma. This training will prepare volunteers to conduct a thorough investigation of their child client's home life, review important records, attend hearings to advocate […]

Custody & Divorce Practice Area Training for DCVLP Volunteers


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, […]