(Lunch & Learn) Trending: An Introduction to Social Media Investigations

Webinar (link sent upon registration)

Hosted by Nardello & Co. This training will cover the basics of using social media in your investigations, including the different social media platforms, lingo and what information is available on each platform. We’ll also cover creative ways to find an individual’s profiles, how to search for information on each platform, documenting what you find […]

(Lunch & Learn) Effective Story Telling: Drafting Compelling Client Affidavits for Immigrant Survivors

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For almost any immigration application, one of the most important documents will be the client’s affidavit – an opportunity for them to tell their story and offer a compelling narrative about why they should be granted the relief that they seek.  In many petitions, there will not be an opportunity for an interview or hearing, […]

(Training) Access to Justice for Survivors: Providing Legal Assistance in a Clinic Setting

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This training will prepare you to assist clients at both our Call-In Legal Clinic and Protection Assistance Project. Volunteers at our Protection Assistance Project Clinic assist survivors with drafting petitions for Civil Protection Orders, and volunteers at our Call-In Legal Clinic assist survivors by providing advice on family law and CPO issues. For many clients, […]

(Lunch & Learn) Connecting Kids: Understanding Suicidal Ideation & Self-Harm

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Join us for an important discussion with Dr. Meghan Schott, Medical Director of Psychiatric Emergency Services at Children’s National Hospital. This training will explore the definitions of suicidal ideations and self-harm and how they are different, offer guidance on how to respond if you have concerns about a child client, and review available resources in […]

(Training) Immigration Rights for Survivors: Providing Legal Advice in a Clinic Setting

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As DCVLP's RELIEF Immigration Services grow to assist more vulnerable immigrants to protect their families and secure immigration relief, we are excited to launch our Immigration Legal Clinic and engage volunteers in this impactful new opportunity. For many clients, calling one of our clinics is their first step toward finding safety and stability. This training […]

Volunteer Holiday Party

Webinar (link sent upon registration)

It’s been an extraordinary year; let’s have an extraordinary celebration! Join us for a cozy virtual holiday party featuring: - A conversation with Soupergirl’s Sara Polon - - A celebration of our Volunteers of the Year - - Let us say Thank You with soup delivered to your home from Soupergirl! - REGISTER BELOW: (function(d, […]

(Breakfast & Learn) Leveraging Medical Evidence in Immigration Cases: A Conversation with Dr. Kate Sugarman

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In any immigration case, it is imperative to provide as much documented support as possible for our requests for relief. Dr. Kate Sugarman, MD will join us to discuss ways in which medical professionals can help support applications for immigration relief, ways to effectively work with traumatized clients to collect necessary information in a timely […]

Chat with DCVLP Co-Legal Directors: DC Superior Court’s Return to In-Person Operations


Important updates have recently been made to DC Superior Court’s Domestic Relations Branch operations, and certain court proceedings will begin to transition from being held virtually to in-person again. Details surrounding these changes are outlined in the attached reimagining plan linked here. Highlighted in yellow are sections that contain information which directly affects DCVLP cases. […]

DCVLP Book Club: A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum

DCVLP Offices 5335 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC

Join us for our very first Book Club conversation! This gathering is intended to support DCVLP efforts in cultivating community. We will be discussing the book A Woman Is No […]

Pathways for Families: Family Law Workshop Series

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

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 […]