Safety Matters!
Accounting for Post-Separation Battering in Family Law Cases



Domestic violence (DV) does not always end when a couple parts ways. Often, abuse tactics change and even escalate post-separation, especially in cases involving minor children. Unfortunately, many DV survivors are advised to pursue legal strategies that lead to untenable and unsustainable outcomes. In the midst of an overall trend towards cooperation and collaboration in Family Court, survivors struggle to navigate a system that tends to minimize the long-term impacts and risks related to domestic violence.

This informative and practice-oriented workshop will address:

  • Family law peripheral professions - What you need to know to effectively advocate for your clients
  • Working with GALS & other evaluators - How to draft court orders to ensure court-appointed evaluators are thoroughly screening for domestic violence and its impact
  • How to increase safety and decrease opportunities for battering with sample language and suggested provisions for temporary and final orders

Distinguished Faculty

  • Dr. Tracee Parker | Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence
  • Lindsey Goheen | Northwest Justice Project
  • Dawn Sydney | Law Offices of Dawn Sydney

Please Note:
If you must cancel, tuition will be refunded less a $15 administrative fee, so long as cancellation is received in writing to by 5:00pm, April 23, 2020. After this date, no refunds will be permitted. However, substitute attendees are welcome.

Please advise KCBA in advance of any condition that may impact your participation at the seminar so we may arrange appropriate and comfortable accommodation in time for the program.

Event Details

April 28, 2020
Registration: 12:00 PM
Program: 12:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Credits: 3.00 Law & Legal CLE Credits
1200 Fifth Avenue, Suite 700
Seattle,  WA
There is no registration for this event.