This training is only availble to CCADV members agencies and OVS advocates. Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Friday, March 21, 2014
9:00 am-12:00 pm
Location: CCADV 912 Silas Deane Highway Wethersfield, CT 06109
As advocates, we oftentimes work directly with victims who are currently engaged in one or more legal matters related to their abuse. Some advocates provide legal information and education to victims about possible legal protections; others assist victims in preparing petitions for orders of protection; others may accompany victims to court hearings; while some advocates work directly with victims in both criminal and civil court. Regardless of whether an advocate is based in civil or criminal court, located in a local domestic violence agency, police station or covering the hotline, it is imperative that they understand their role and responsibilities when any actions they take may cross the line into the “unauthorized practice of law.” Every state has a system of licensing attorneys. It is unlawful for a non-lawyer to practice law and in Connecticut this activity can lead to criminal penalties not to mention harm to victims. Few statutes define “the practice of law” so knowing what conduct constitutes unauthorized practice of law is very important.
Through this training, participants will learn about:
Presenter: Stacey Sarver, Esq. Legal Director, WomensLaw and Senior Attorney, NNEDV
CCADV912 Silas Deane HighwayWethersfield, Connecticut 06109860 282-7899
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