Virtual Court Hearings During COVID-19 for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Ashley Carter, our Equal Justice Works Fellow and Staff Attorney for DCVLP’s court-based Domestic Violence Protection Order Clinic, and Richard Kelley, Managing Attorney for DCVLP’s Immigration and Child Advocacy Programs, have written an informative article for lawyers representing domestic violence victims during the pandemic. Ashley and Richard, in collaboration with other DCVLP staff, helped shape DCVLP’s response to the new procedures implemented by D.C. Superior Court during COVID-19. The article outlines helpful tips for attorneys navigating virtual hearings and the importance of offering trauma-sensitive court procedures in these difficult times.

Read the article, Remote Court Procedures Can Help Domestic Abuse Victims, at Law360.