Standards of Practice for Lawyers Representing Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking in Civil Protection Order Cases. Presented by: Rebecca Henry, Esq. ABA Commission on Domestic Violence Battered Mothers Custody Conference Albany, NY January 12, 2008.
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Rebecca Henry, Esq.
ABA Commission on Domestic Violence
Battered Mothers Custody Conference
January 12, 2008
As a result of this workshop,
participants will be better able to:
The American Bar Association adopts
Standards of Practice on various areas of
law to address critical issues, and
set national guidelines and standards
for the legal community
(1) To improve the quality of legal representation of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking
(2) To enable lawyers to effectively, ethically, and holistically represent victims in civil protection order cases; and
(3) To raise awareness about the need for high-quality representation for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in civil protection order cases.
In what other ways do you think these Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking in Civil Protection Order CasesStandards of Practice can be used? How will the Standards be implemented and integrated into your practice or advocacy to help victims of violence?What resources are in place which you can build upon?What challenges and barriers exist, if any?What technical assistance will you need?