The Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence presents The Civil Law Manual: Protection Orders and Family Law Cases, 4th Edition. This long-awaited update of the popular resource manual is designed to guide the victim’s attorney through the process of representing domestic violence victims in either protection order or family law cases. The Fourth Edition includes updated references and sample documents, an expanded discussion of assessing client needs to promote safe and effective legal outcomes, and re-designed layout and chapter division.
– Overview of domestic violence, civil protection orders, and family law cases
– Client counseling, intake and referral
– Pre-trial matters
– Trying the case
– Post-trial issues
– Appendices including sample documents and pleadings, evidentiary concerns and other practical resources
“The Civil Law Manual will help train attorneys across the country on all aspects of litigation for protection orders, including those who are new to this area of practice or intend to work on such cases in their pro bono capacity. From pre-trial issues like discovery, to samples of filings and intake forms, this manual provides a comprehensive overview that will result in high-quality representation on cases that are complex, multi-dimensional, and often time sensitive.”