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Free Webinar: Representing Survivors of Intimate Partner Abuse in Follow Up TPO Matters
July 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Evidence suggests that abusers misuse the court system to maintain power and control over their victims. They may use litigation as a form of harassment even after survivors have obtained a protective order. Abusers may use the opportunity to file frivolous post-judgment motions to keep their victims coming back to court.
or survivors, enforcing or extending their protective orders often means they also must take steps to come back to court for post-judgment motions. This process can be expensive, time-consuming, and may expose survivors to repeated trauma from having to appear in front of their abusers repeatedly.
This webinar will focus on developing your understanding of how post-TPO follow up matters are as vital as TPOs themselves for survivors’ ability to stay separate and free from their abusers, and how lawyers can stand with survivors beyond their TPO hearing.