April 8, 2011
On Representing Survivors of Domestic Violence
In partnership with the Ohio Domestic Violence Network and its affiliates, the Columbus Bar presents the “Institute on Representing Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault & Stalking.”
This full-day conference (6.5 CLE credits) April 29 provides in-depth analysis and advanced practice approaches to working with survivors seeking legal representation. Topics include: evaluating the client’s ancillary legal needs; impact of system involvement on survivors and child custody; protecting your client in domestic violence litigation; working with judges; child custody with overview of LGBT specific case law; sexual violence statutes and family violence option waiver. The institute qualifies as orientation for attorneys who are taking part in the Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Program. As such, some attention will be given to representing survivors from the following under-served populations: deaf and hard-of-hearing; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender; those recently released from correctional facilities.
Presenters are Mike Brigner, JD, Sinclair College, author of “Ohio Domestic Violence Benchbook for Judges and Magistrates”; Nancy Grigsby, Ohio Domestic Violence Network; Gary Heath, Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization; Tiffany Logan, Marysville Correctional Facility for Women; LeeAnn Massucci, Massucci & Kline; Stephanie Smith-Bowman, MSW, LISW, Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio; Jen Yoder, Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence.
For more information on the LAV Program, contact Nancy Grisby at 614/781.9651. To register for this institute, visit www.cbalaw.org/cle or call 614/221.4112. Registration rates: members: $220/$250, non-members: $310/$340, non-attorneys: $160/$190, LAV Program attorneys (signed confirmation required): $100 register by April 20.