Litigating Civil Protection Order Cases On Behalf of Domestic Violence Survivors

  • Domestic Violence
  • Training (non-CLE)
  • Pro Bono Program/Legal Services Organization

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, by October 4, 3013.
There is no charge for this program.