This webinar takes you through the basic steps of litigating a renewal in a domestic violence restraining order (DVRO) case, starting with an overview of applicable legal standards. We discuss timing your filing; preparing your paperwork; service, including alternate service options; preparing for and presenting your case at trial, including evidence considerations; and post-representation issues. This presentation offers important insights into navigating the family court system, protecting and preserving your client’s rights, and the unique legal challenges facing domestic violence survivors.



Carrie Holmes, QDRO

Harriet Fischer, CWLC

Lisa Szekely, Jenesse Center

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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.

Litigating Your Restraining Order Case Part II: DVRO Renewals

December 7, 2023

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