This webinar is hosted by the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women  and is open to the public. 


This webinar is being presented in conjunction with the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit.  Victims of battering are often involved in multiple court interventions simultaneously.  Concurrent legal proceedings can impact one another, often to the detriment of the victims.  For example, victim defendants who testify in protection order proceedings risk having their testimony used against them in criminal court.  This webinar will explore ways advocates and attorneys can help to minimize the potential risks faced by victim defendants who also have open protection order proceedings. 


Cindene Pezzell is the Legal Coordinator at the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women (NCDBW). Before joining NCDBW in 2008, Cindene was an assistant public defender in Philadelphia, where she focused primarily on trial work.  In addition to coordinating the Legal Team at the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, Cindene provides direct technical assistance to defense teams, and researches and develops legal materials.  She is also an experienced trainer who develops and conducts training programs around the country.

Logistical Information

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  • Closed Captioning will be provided.
  • For questions about this webinar, please contact the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women at