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Special Topics in Domestic Violence Law

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Red Hat Annex

190 E Davie St

Raleigh, NC 27601

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This annual October training is an opportunity to train our volunteer attorneys as well as recruit new attorneys into the Project Together program during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Since its inception in 1997, Project Together’s primary focus has been aimed at recruiting, training, and coordinating volunteer lawyers to represent indigent clients referred to the Wake County Volunteer Lawyers program at Legal Aid, in matters involving domestic violence protective orders ("50B hearings"). Project Together (PT) involves collaboration among volunteer attorneys, the Wake County Volunteer Lawyers Program, the Domestic Violence Unit at Legal Aid, and InterAct.

This year's training will include 3.25 hours of general CLE credit for attorneys and paralegals (pending approval by the North Carolina State Bar) and will focus on more advanced areas in domestic violence law. We will provide education on how and when gun prohibitions are triggered with entry of a DVPO and/or when defendants are convicted of certain crimes in NC. We also will look at how to consider safety planning when a client expresses fear and facts indicate that the abuse is still happening during your representation. We will hear from District Court Judges in Wake County on the latest trends and issues DV Civil Court. Finally, we learn about the options under the law to have a child as a plaintiff or when a custodian files "on behalf of" a child in a domestic violence protective order case and the impact of a temporary custody order in that case.

We will be serving heavy hors d'oeuvres (including vegetarian options) and providing materials including the Legal Aid DV Manual for attendees. The manual contains detailed instructions on how to best represent our clients as well as gives a background on domestic violence. It is a compilation of resource materials on what is domestic violence, an overview of Chapter 50B, how to prepare your case: checklist of evidence, understanding your client, domestic violence questionnaire, going to court, introducing evidence, AOC court forms, NC general statutes and other relevant information.

We would like to thank the following law firms for their generous support in sponsoring this event:

Alston & Bird LLP

Raleigh Divorce Law Firm

Womble Bond Dickinson

Agenda

3-3:30- Registration

3:30-4:30-Federal Law and Gun Prohibitions Involving DVPO’s and State Criminal Law

Presenter: Jane J. Jackson Deputy Criminal Chief Violent Crimes Section U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina

4:30-5:00-Considerations in Safety Planning with a Victim Client

Presenters: Elysia Prendergast-Jones, Staff Attorney-LANC & Amy Vukovich, Supervising Attorney-LANC

5-5:15: Break and Food Service

5:15-6:00-Judges' Panel to Address Latest Issues and Trends in DV Civil Court

Panelists: Judge Margaret Eagles and other Wake County judges to be announced later

6:00-7:00: Children as Plaintiffs or OBO and Temporary Custody under the DVPO

Presenter: Cheryl Howell, Albert Coates Professor of Public Law and Government at UNC School of Government

Parking: City Center Parking Deck Address: 429 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601 Red Hat Tower sits on a seven level parking deck. Visitors can gain access to the parking deck from Blount Street (the entrance is slightly recessed in the building) and Wilmington Street (easily visible from the street). Please park in any free space that is open to the public. There are signs to indicate where you may park. Be careful to observe them as you may be fined or ticketed. Except for the “reserved spaces” and “3-hour ticket customer” spaces (these are painted yellow), you may park anywhere. You will need to take the parking elevator to the ground floor to access our building. There is no access to Red Hat floors from the parking deck.

Once you are parked, follow the Red Hat signs to the elevator and come down to the ground level. The entrance to the annex is around the corner from the elevators on Davie street. We will have name badges and materials ready in the Annex lobby.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact Johnsa Anderson at 919-828-4647 or by email at JohnsaA@legalaidnc.org

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