Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Course Description

A practical course for law students and lawyers who are interested in learning about domestic violence, concentrating on civil orders of protection. This course will cover definitions of domestic violence, types of orders of protection, criminal domestic violence, various theories of domestic violence, the role of advocates and lawyers, interplay between domestic violence and other areas of the law, full faith & credit, batterer intervention programs, custody and visitation issues, lethality factors and enforcement of orders of protection. At the conclusion of this course participants will have an understanding of domestic violence issues and be prepared to represent litigants in civil domestic violence cases.