Video Training: Utilizing SB 1141, California’s “Coercive Control” Bill

January 20, 2021

This training will cover the provisions in the 2020 Senate Bill 1141 (SB 1141), which goes into effect on January 1, 2021, and which incorporates “coercive control” into the definition of abuse under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act (DVPA), the statutory scheme governing domestic violence restraining orders. The definition of abuse under the DVPA governs what abuse qualifies for a domestic violence restraining order and governs what abuse qualifies for purposes of uncharged past acts of abuse for purposes of character evidence in criminal legal proceedings. The training will cover pre-SB 1141 case law, the language of SB 1141 itself, and potential implications of SB 1141 on family and criminal law cases going forward.

Registration and Payment

All videos are free for survivors of domestic violence/intimate partner abuse and the people who support them; California nonprofit / legal aid employees; private attorneys currently representing a survivor of domestic violence pro bono in California; members of the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence; and members of Legal Aid Association of California. ​All others (including private attorneys), please pay before viewing. $35 per video. Click here to pay. In the comments section, please include the name(s) of the training(s) you are paying for. (Payment for training does not count as a tax-deductible donation.)


Cory Hernandez, Family Violence Appellate Project, Stephanie Baez, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program

MCLE Credit

To receive 1.5 hours of MCLE credit for watching this webinar, please download and complete the below evaluation form, then email it to (Be sure to download the form and save it to your device before entering your information.) Available for CA attorneys only. By submitting this form you are certifying that you viewed the entire presentation, and are electronically signing an attendance record.

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