FVAP has just posted two new trainings on our website. One is a training given every year by FVAP’s Legal Director, Nancy Lemon, covering 2017 California state and federal appellate decisions involving DV. The other is a training by National Center for Lesbian Rights Staff Attorney, Ming Wong, and FVAP’s Legal Fellow, Cory Hernandez, on parentage, the Domestic Violence Prevention Act (DVPA), and custody and visitation. These two new trainings join a growing list of available recordings FVAP is providing for DV survivors and those who serve them, so check them out!
Every year, the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence and Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP) provide an updated list, with descriptions, of the most relevant California laws affecting DV survivors and their families–including statutes, constitutional provisions, resolutions, and rules of court. The list is compiled into a document called a Compendium of DV Laws, and is published for free by the Partnership and FVAP here. Please note the document is only informational and is not legal advice. This year, FVAP and its volunteers took some extra time to not only update the compendium with newly enacted laws in 2017 and 2018, but also to cite-check the entire list to ensure numbers and descriptions were correct, and laws were still in effect as described.
On April 19, FVAP will be introducing our new Housing & Employment Justice Project to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Victim Services Division. Social workers, victims’ rights advocates and domestic violence counselors are invited to join FVAP Housing & Employment Justice Attorney Jason Hoge 3:00-4:00 p.m. for this presentation at 850 Bryant St. in San Francisco.
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FVAP attorney Anya Emerson and Hon. Judge Leonard Edwards (retired) will present a training in San Jose on April 11 to Dependency attorneys of Santa Clara County, “Domestic Violence in Dependency Court: What Attorneys & Judges Should Know.” This popular training will be presented 12:00-1:30 p.m. at 201 N. First Street in San Jose.
Join FVAP Senior Attorney Shuray Ghorishi and the Hon. Judge Mark A. Juhas on April 26, from 12:00-1:00 p.m., for the webinar “Monthly Appellate Review: Recent Landmark Family Law Decisions Involving Domestic Violence.”
Join us this Saturday, March 24, 1:40 – 2:40 p.m. at San Francisco Bayfront Hilton Hotel Conference Center for a training we’re giving at California Appellate Defense Council Annual Conference & Seminar. “Domestic Violence in Dependency Cases: Case Law and Best Practices” will be presented by FVAP Staff Attorney Anya Emerson and Hon. Leonard Edwards (ret.) MCLE credit will be issued by CADC.
Please note: The time of this training has been updated, above.
Along with substance abuse and mental illness, domestic violence is one of the most prevalent factors bringing families into the dependency system. As legal practitioners, we must be prepared to address these issues in the appellate context. Attendees will learn about the dynamics of domestic violence, key appellate case law relating to domestic violence issues at various stages of the dependency proceedings, and best practices when representing survivors of domestic violence in a dependency appeal.