This webinar will cover litigating a domestic violence restraining order (DVRO) case when the primary allegations are “disturbing the peace” & coercive control. Beginning with an overview of applicable statutory authority and case law, the webinar will provide practical guidance on pleading preparation and courtroom advocacy. Attendees will leave with important insights into navigating the family court system, protecting and preserving your client’s rights, and the unique legal challenges facing domestic violence survivors when litigating a DVRO without a physical injury component.


Presented by: Lisa Smith Szekely — Jenesse Center, INC.

Andrea Caster — Private Attorney

Taylor Brewer — California Women’s Law Center

The Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC) is an approved multi-activity MCLE provider (Provider #2303).

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The Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC) produces trainings designed for civil legal aid and pro bono attorneys throughout the state, bringing the experts directly to the advocates helping low-income Californians. Technology permitting, all trainings are recorded and archived for later on-demand viewing by advocates. This training is intended to provide legal information, not legal advice, for the purposes of training only practicing attorneys. The legal information in this webinar is not intended to be a substitute for seeking personalized legal advice from an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.

DVRO Litigation: Disturbing the Peace and Coercive Control

April 25, 2024

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