The goal of the training is to provide participants with information and resources to enhance their advocacy and trial skills. Participants will examine the roles of the advocate and the attorney in working with victims of intimate partner violence. Through the use of scenarios, demonstrations, interactive discussion, role-play, and mock hearings, participants will enhance their advocacy and trial skills. Topics will include full faith and credit, interstate custody, domestic violence related firearm prohibitions and other issues relevant to the issuance, service, and enforcement of protection orders.



GTEAP (Arrest) Grantees: please use your OVW- issued grant number to register. Everyone else please use this number to register: 2011 WEAX 1801.

Upon completion of your registration a confirmation notice will be sent to the email address you registered with. If you DO NOT receive this confirmation, please check your spam/junk/Clutter files first and if the confirmation is not there, email Jeanne Larson at:

Room rate is the government per diem rate of $175.00 per night, plus 14.5% tax, and the room block is in the conference hotel. The conference hotel is the Dupont Circle Hotel.  Your registration confirmation will include instructions and deadlines for making hotel reservations.


  • For questions related to the content of the conference, please contact Millicent Shaw Phipps, NCPOFFC Managing Attorney, via phone at 1.800.903.0111, prompt 2 or email at
  • For questions related to conference logistics, please contact Jeanne Larson, BWJP Conference and Logistics Manager, via phone at 1.800.903.0111, prompt 1 or email at