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NYS Courts Access to Justice Program: Guardian ad Litem: Domestic Violence and Courtroom Advocacy

  • 15 Oct 2015
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • By invitation. See information on your right.


In Conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Housing Court GAL Program will be offering GALs and Volunteer Attorneys free CLE Training | Thursday, October 15, 2015 | Speaker: Jennifer L. DeCarli, Esq., LMSW, Senior Director, Legal Services.

This training seminar will provide an overview of the dynamics of domestic violence, New York State’s family, criminal, immigration and housing laws relevant to domestic violence and resources available for victims of domestic violence. Specific laws that will be addressed include the following: New York’s mandatory arrest statute, primary aggressor statute, orders of protection in Family and Criminal Court, the role of ACS in domestic violence cases, and the federal Violence Against Women Act protections afforded to clients with regard to housing and immigration. Participants will also learn how to effectively and sensitively ask about domestic violence and how to connect litigants to available social service resources in their community.

All interested GALs must RSVP with Nyiela at to attend the workshop.

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