Focuses on the content of statutes that protect survivors of domestic violence and their children in family court.
Date training recorded: Mar 18, 2014
Trainer(s): Nancy K. Lemon
Sponsoring Organization(s): Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP)


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While California has enacted several key statutes that are designed to protect survivors of domestic violence and their children in family court, these statutes are underutilized in trial courts and there are very few appellate decisions interpreting them. This training focuses on the content of the statutes and how they work together. It also describes the neuroscience and social science data that supports the emphasis of the statutes on preventing children’s further exposure to abuse and strengthening the child’s bond with the non-abusive parent. By grounding the statutes in this data, attorneys can better explain the importance of the statutes to bench officers and more effectively represent their abused clients who are parents.

Presented by Nancy Lemon, Family Violence Appellate Project

1 Hour of General MCLE is available

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California’s Statutes Protecting DV Survivors


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