Protection Orders: Tools in the Client-Safety Toolkit / 13 February 2013

Presented By: The Battered Women's Justice Project

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm Eastern Time
Location: Your Desk

The Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) is pleased to announce a webinar on issues regarding orders of protection – both civilian and military -- for attorneys and legal advocates who deal with military-related survivors of intimate partner violence. Orders of Protection – both civilian and military – can be important in assisting clients toward safety, but there is much information to be learned in order to use them effectively and to provide the greatest benefit for our clients.

A webinar is an on-line seminar and requires access to the internet to connect. 

Audio options are: 
1) Teleconference (your standard long distance charges will apply)
2) VoIP (free audio through the internet, speakers are required). 

Presenters: Robert Reed, Department of Defense Office of General Counsel; Sarah Henry, Attorney Advisor, The National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith and Credit

Moderator: Ellen C. Schell, Director, Military Families Program, The Legal Project, Albany, NY

Description: What is a Military Protective Order (MPO)?  How is it different from, or similar to, a civilian order of protection? How do you get an MPO? Should it be utilized in conjunction with a civilian order or does it stand as something separate that needs nothing else to be effective? How are they enforced?  Are civilian orders of protection enforceable on a military installation? What do we know about how to craft effective orders? Join this BWJP Military-Related Legal Technical Assistance Project webinar to learn the answers to these questions and more. This webinar will address best practices in use of orders of protection – both civilian and military – and will allow you a chance to ask questions of experts from both sides of the equation. You will gain solid information about these important documents, as well as hear discussion about strategies to make them as beneficial as possible for your clients.

Audience: Civil attorneys, civilian and military legal advocates, judges.

Registration Details:
 This webinar is open to OVW Grantees, the Military Email List, and the general public.

  • ARREST (GTEAP) GRANTEES: you are REQUIRED to enter your OVW-issued grant number when registering for this training. 
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Questions of a technical nature or regarding your grant or eligibility for the webinar should be forwarded to BWJP (



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