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NVRDC Pro Bono Training: Civil Protection Orders

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Williams & Connolly LLP

725 12th Street NW

Washington, DC 20005

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Space is limited! Please register by Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 11:59 pm. Questions? Contact Alex Scott, Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney, at probono@nvrdc.org.

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, please join us at Williams & Connolly LLP to learn the basics of representing survivors of sexual assault, stalking, or intimate partner violence who seek safety through a Civil Protection Order (CPO) in D.C. Superior Court. After this training, pro bono attorneys will be ready to co-counsel a CPO case with NVRDC!

Participants: This training is primarily designed for attorneys interested in volunteering for pro bono opportunities at NVRDC, but other colleagues are welcome to attend, space permitting!

Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • The laws, rules, and procedures governing CPO proceedings,

  • The dynamics and impacts of intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual assault on survivors, and how these crimes might affect interactions with clients throughout the CPO process,

  • Best practices for representing clients experiencing trauma, and

  • NVRDC’s unique pro bono co-counseling model.

Following this training, pro bono attorneys will have the foundational knowledge necessary to co-counsel a CPO case with NVRDC – an opportunity to gain valuable and exciting in-court litigation experience while donating time and legal acumen to an important cause.

Lunch will be provided. Please relay dietary restrictions during registration.

NVRDC is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, and employment. To request an accommodation, contact Alex Scott, Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney, at least ten (10) days in advance at probono@nvrdc.org. This event is offered free of charge.

Presenters:

Lindsey Silverberg is the Director of Advocacy & Case Management at NVRDC. Lindsey oversees advocacy, case management, and therapeutic support for NVRDC’s clients, including the advocacy portion of the District’s 24-hour on-call Sexual Assault Crisis Response Project. Additionally, she trains and supervises program staff and manages the data collection and reporting for the organization. Prior to joining NVRDC, Lindsey worked as an Associate Project Director at Danya International where she managed several federal public health research grants, developed educational content, and designed and implemented research evaluations. Lindsey also worked as the Manager of Outreach and Student Services at the University of Maryland’s Office of the Victim Advocate. She received her B.A. from the University of Maryland and her M.A. from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Alexandrea Scott, Esq. Alex is the Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney at NVRDC where she provides training, technical assistance, and co-counseling to pro bono volunteers in NVRDC's Pro Bono Program. Alex joined NVRDC as a Staff Attorney in 2017. Prior to joining NVRDC, Alex was a staff attorney with Break the Cycle in the Washington, D.C. office. Alex also clerked for fifteen Family Court Magistrate Judges at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Prior to beginning her clerkship, Alex was a post-graduate fellow at the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia in the Domestic Violence and Family Law Unit. Alex currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Family Violence Appellate Project, a California-wide organization she cofounded during law school. Alex earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

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