This conference is hosted by the National Center on Protection Orders & Full Faith and Credit and is pending OVW approval, however, it has been postponed due to the current health crisis. Please check back for more information.

In collaboration with: Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women; Southwest Center for Law & Policy (SWCLAP); Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC) of AEquitas; Tulane Law School Domestic Violence Legal Clinic

Conference Overview

The National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit invites you to save the date and pre-register for the National Training Institute on Protection Order Practice for Attorney and Advocates. This training is on protection order practice for attorneys and advocates who provide advocacy and representation to 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.

As a result of this training, participants will be better able to:

  • Provide survivor-centered advocacy and representation to victims of intimate partner violence within ethical standards.
  • Apply advocacy and trial skills to assist victims seeking protection orders.
  • Tailor legal representation and advocacy to meet individual needs and enhance survivor safety.
  • Recognize laws and barriers that impact individuals seeking protection orders and tailor practice and advocacy to respond appropriately.

Who Should Attend

This program is offered free of charge and is open to attorneys and advocates who assist victims in the protection order process. The training is divided into tracks for attorneys and advocates, so please register based on your current position and work.

Pre-registration open now

This training is pending OVW approval. Do not make hotel or flight reservations until after we provide you with confirmation that the conference has received OVW approval. This is a 2.5-day training starting July 28, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. and ending July 30, 2020 at 12 p.m. Conference registration ends July 6, 2020 or when registration is full.

Pre-registration allows us to collect information on attendance as well as accommodation and interpretation needs, so that we may plan for all attendees. Again, do not make travel or lodging arrangements yet.

Pre-register now at this this link


For questions related to the content of the conference, please contact Monica N. Player at: 703-312-7922 ext. 2001;

This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-TA-AX-K052 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this conference are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.