This webinar will take you through the basic steps of litigating a typical domestic violence restraining order (DVRO) case, starting with an overview of current law and procedure on who and what qualifies for a DVRO. We will briefly discuss trauma-informed interviews; how to file a DVRO request; prepping for your client’s hearing; what to know and best practices at the hearing itself, e.g., evidence issues; and post-hearing tips. This presentation will offer important insights into how to navigate the family court system while protecting your client’s rights, and the unique challenges survivors face under the law.
Lisa Szekely, Jenesse Center, Inc.
Harriet Fischer, California Women’s Law Center
Carrie Holmes, San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program