Friday, January 2, 2009

Seminar for How to Represent a Victim of Domestic Violence? It Should Be Required for All Attorneys!

The Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum is holding a training session on How to Represent a Victim of Domestic Violence. The price for the one day seminar is $285 for your average schmoe off the streets. This should be required training for all attorneys EVERYWHERE who JUST DON'T GET IT. The seminar should be opened up to victims of domestic violence who are Pro Se in court...on a Pro Bono basis...they can't afford high legal fees or have already been drained by the lawyers. I think I will work on this....stay tuned....

Here is the information:

How to Represent a Victim of Domestic Violence
6 CLE / .5 Ethics / Also Qualifies for New Lawyer Credit

Welcome & Course Objectives

Amy Huffman Oliver

Using Social Science Research to Support Victims in Domestic Violence Cases

Prof. Margaret Drew

For those practitioners representing victims of violence, the struggle might seem interminable. This session is designed to open communication around what is valid social science as well as studies and authors that can help support your case.

Discussion with the Hon. Teresa Harper

Understanding the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)

Monica N. Player

This session will discuss the UCCJEA and its application and effect on victims of domestic violence attempting to relocate.

Healing Ourselves: Self-Care for Survivors’ Advocates

Prof. Margaret Drew

The facts of domestic violence cases are serious and often dreadful. The opposition is fierce and your case load never ending. This key session will explore the importance of keeping the framework of your own well being throughout – physically, emotionally, and mentally.

Discussion with the Hon. Teresa Harper

Refreshment Break

Standards of Practice: An Overview of the ABA Standards for Lawyers Representing Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking in Civil Protection Orders

Monica N. Player

Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss and share best practices

To Mediate or Not to Mediate in Cases Involving Domestic Violence: Are Victims Empowered or Intimidated in the Process?

Prof. Amy G. Applegate

In this session, Professor Applegate will address legal, ethical, social science, and practical issues about mediating family law cases where there has been actual or threatened violence or intimidation. Included will be research and anecdotal evidence.


Dates & Locations

Please note: Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to every event.
Location Start Time End Time
Kindig & Sloat Conference Facility, Course No. 850N2
102 Heritage Parkway, Nappanee, IN 46550
Thu, 8:00A
Jan 15, 2009 Thu, 3:30P
Jan 15, 2009 Register


ISBA Members
Non-ISBA Members
ISBA Member 0-3 Years in Practice & ISBA Paralegal Member
Non-ISBA Member 0-3 Years in Practice & Non-ISBA Paralegal


Amy Huffman Oliver, Director of Legal Services, Turning Point Domestic Violence Services, Columbus
Prof. Margaret Drew, Director, Domestic Violence and CPO Clinic, University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati
Monica N. Player, Staff Attorney, National Center on Full Faith and Credit, Arlington, VA
Prof. Amy G. Applegate, Clinical Professor of Law, Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington
Hon. Teresa D. Harper, Judge, Monroe Circuit Court, Bloomington

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