Legal Training

Legal Training

In Person Trainings

Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases
Host: The National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence (NJIDV)
Location: Valencia, California & Louisville, Kentucky
Date: February and June, 2020
The National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence (NJIDV), presented by Futures Without Violence and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, is offering a domestic violence workshop for judicial officers. Applications are now being accepted for the Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases Workshop taking place in February and June 2020. For more information and to apply, please click here.

2020 National Conference on Juvenile Justice
Host: The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date: March 22-25, 2020
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is hosting their 2020 National Conference on Juvenile Justice on March 22-25, 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA, home of the NCJFCJ’s National Center for Juvenile Justice. This conference will explore gaps in services, discover new and improved practices, share cutting edge research, and motivate participants to explore positive case outcomes for youth involved in the delinquency system. Please click here for more information and to register.

83rd Annual Conference
Host: The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)
Location: Reno, Nevada
Date: July 19-22, 2020
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is hosting their 83rd Annual Conference on July 19-22, 2020 in Reno, NV, home of the NCJFCJ. This conference will feature amazing presentations on current and cutting edge topics that will inspire, provoke, and precipitate discussions about issues facing the juvenile and family court system. There will be plenary sessions highlighted by topic specific training tracks on family law, juvenile justice, child welfare, and family violence; as well as tracks featuring practical and innovative solutions. Please click here for more information and to register.

Webinars

Preparing for Court: Pretrial Litigation & Procedures
Host: Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence
Date: November 19, 2019

Much of an attorney’s work takes place behind-the-scenes, outside of the courtroom setting. This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the variety of pretrial processes attorneys may be involved in after the initial pleadings have been filed and before any hearing or trial takes place. Participants will gain an understanding of different types of motions and formal discovery tools, and the rules governing each pretrial procedure.
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PREA 115.21: Focusing on Collaborations
Host: National PREA Resource Center in collaboration with the International Association of Forensic Nurses
Date: November 21, 2019

There are numerous partners invested to ensure that inmates, residents, and detainees are free from sexual victimization or sexual harassment. Join us to hear about the process and protocols for PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) standard 115.21 and how to work with your local Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners (SAFE), Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) or other qualified practitioners to support the implementation of the SAFE Protocol. Please review PREA Standard in Focus 115.21 to prepare for this webinar.
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Raped, The Jailed: The Risks of Prosecution for Falsely Reporting Sexual Assault Webinar
Host: End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI)
Date: December 4, 2019

This webinar addresses the bias sexual assault victims often face because of unjustified suspicions that their report is a false allegation. Presenters will explain the role of coercive interviewing tactics in real case scenarios and explore the two-phase decision-making process for determining whether prosecution is appropriate for falsely reporting a sexual assault or associated crimes. Participants will also learn how to identify strategies for preventing scenarios like these, including best practices for sexual assault investigations, trauma-informed victim interviews, and improved responses by support people.
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Legal Resource Center/American Bar Association Webinar Series
Host: The Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women
Date: December 3, 2019

Faculty will present a basic training on interstate custody and domestic violence legal issues. This training will provide attorneys with an introduction to interstate custody and domestic violence laws and practice.

Participants will learn about the various federal and state laws that govern interstate custody cases, with a focus on the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act [UCCJEA] and related laws. Case scenarios will be used to demonstrate how attorneys can help survivors address the economic, safety and legal issues involved in interstate cases.
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Date: December 10, 2019
Faculty will present a training on advanced interstate custody and domestic violence legal issues. This training will build upon the foundation established in the LRC’s previous training programs. The training will be appropriate for attorneys who have participated in a previous training program and/or who have some experience representing survivors in interstate custody cases. Among other topics, the training will address the following jurisdictional issues:
· strategies for advising clients who are contemplating relocation;
· temporary absence (under the UCCJEA);
· emergency jurisdiction;
· cases involving children less than six months old; and
· continuing, exclusive jurisdiction in custody matters.

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Date: December 17, 2019
Faculty will present a training on emerging interstate custody and domestic violence legal issues. The training will build upon the foundation established in the LRC’s previous training programs and will address emerging issues. Among other topics, the training will address the following:
· the relationship between civil protection orders that include custody provisions and custody orders that have been issued as part of a domestic relations case;
· subject matter and personal jurisdiction in protection order cases;
· state relocation laws; and
· requesting judicial communication in interstate cases.

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Additional Technical Assistance & Resources

How to Provide Expert Training for Law Enforcement in Sexual Assault Response and Investigation (view PDF)

In this Training Bulletin, End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) provides the resources needed to host a successful law enforcement training event, including suggestions on how to find experts in the field. EVAWI goes in-depth on how resources can be used to their full potential, and how they can be tailored to fit the unique needs of each audience.

Victim Rights Law Center (view site)

Do you have questions about survivor confidentiality, mandatory reporting, or other victim privacy issues? The Victim Rights Law Center can help (for free).

The Victim Rights Law Center is funded through the Office of Violence Against Women to help STOP grantees and subgrantees deepen their knowledge of victim privacy and confidentiality practices. The Victim Rights Law Center’s specially-trained team of lawyers can help STOP grantees navigate privacy laws and develop privacy-protective policies and practices. Let them support you: TAPrivacy@victimrights.org.

 

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