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Celebrate Pro Bono

Litigating Civil Protection Order Cases On Behalf of Domestic Violence Survivors

Tuesday October 08 , 2013

  • By: The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Location:
    Williams & Connolly
    725 12th Street, NW
    Washington , DC
  • Contact:
    Ashley Badgley
    The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Website: www.dcvlp.org
  • Source: Dist. of Columbia

DCVLP's Domestic Violence Program

Our pro bono lawyers represent domestic violence survivors who are seeking civil protection orders (CPOs) in DC Superior Court.

CPO cases are a short-term pro bono commitment. They generally take 12-15 hours of attorney time within a two-week period. A DCVLP supervising attorney accompanies all pro bono attorneys to court, and also consults on each case.

This training program provides an overview of the process for obtaining a CPO. Topics include: dynamics of domestic violence, interviewing clients, obtaining evidence, and handling contested hearings, including introducing exhibits, openings, closings, direct and cross-examinations.

DC Bar membership is NOT required for attorneys volunteering with DCVLP.
*Training materials and light lunch provided*

To register, e-mail Ashley Badgley, abadgley@dcvlp.org by October 4, 3013.
There is no charge for this program.

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