Domestic Violence CLE

Description: If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Kyeena at 994-4912.

8:15 a.m. - Noon
Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor

The Washtenaw County Bar Association's
Friend of the Court Committee and Family Law Section
"Custody & Visitation Determinations in Cases of Intimate Partner Violence: New Research, Concepts and Assessment Methods"

When couples separate, the risk of intimate partner violence, abuse, harassment and homicide often continues or increases. Safety and human rights concerns in custody-visitation proceedings are gaining increased attention because professionals often do not detect abuse, do not take it seriously or apply non-legal factors in their determinations. This workshop will acquaint participants with research on characteristics and knowledge or professionals that are associated with the safety needs of both adults and children. Participants will explore alternative interpretations of case facts with the aid of new knowledge regarding the nature and impact of abuse. Practical skills and tools for detecting abuse and for assessing types of abuse and their impact, lethality risks and the best interests of the child will be presented.

$35 WCBA Members/Court Staff
$65 Non-Members

8:15 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 Introductions
Gabrielle Davis, Esq., Legal & Policy Advisor, Battered Women's Justice Project, Minneapolis,MN Break
Daniel Saunders, Ph.D., Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work
Noon Adjourn

Reservation Deadline: Tuesday, January 21st

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Fax this to 734-663-2430, email to Candy at, call 734-994-4912 or mail to WCBA, P.O. Box 8645, Ann Arbor, MI 48107
Date: Friday, January 24, 2014
Priority: Medium
Access: Public
Created by: Washtenaw County Bar Association
Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013 10:23am

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