Domestic Violence Restraining Orders: A Legal Primer and Challenges Ahead

During the pandemic, the already serious public health crisis of domestic violence has been thrust further into the spotlight. 

In this webinar we will explain and explore one effective tool for addressing domestic violence: a domestic violence restraining order (DVRO). We will give an overview on current law and procedure on who and what qualifies for a DVRO, how to request a DVRO, and ways to protect your client’s rights as you navigate the family court system. 

We will also review some of the challenges survivors face under the law that have been further illuminated in the last year, and potential legal and policy solutions to address these challenges. 

Please join us for a webinar on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. One hour of MCLE credit is available. RSVP here.

Presenters:
Amy Poyer, Senior Staff Attorney, California Women’s Law Center
Arati Vasan, Senior Managing Attorney, Family Violence Appellate Project