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Family Violence: What Attorneys & GALs Need to Know 2021

Product ID: CA3189W
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Endorsed by the State Bar of Wisconsin's Children & the Law and Family Law Sections

Effectively screen for signs

GAL recommendations are imperative in disputed child custody cases. However, if GALs aren’t properly trained in recognizing signs of abuse, final recommendations can fail to account for family or domestic violence. It also means GALs may not know how to make accommodations for power differentials or for safety, which can introduce additional complications.

Therefore, as of January 1, 2021, attorneys must complete at least three credit hours of training on the topic of family violence in order to accept Wisconsin GAL appointments in family court matters under Ch. 767. Family Violence: What Attorneys & GALs Need to Know will help those who want to accept these GAL appointments get up-to-speed on Wisconsin’s new requirements.

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Pricing

Member $229.00

Non-Member $309.00

Credits

3.5 CLE, 3.5 GALF, 3.5 GALMIN, 3.5 GALDV

Date and Time

Wednesday, June 23, 20218:30 AM - 12:00 PM CT

Add to Calendar 6/23/2021 8:30:00 AM 6/23/2021 12:00:00 PM America/Chicago Family Violence: What Attorneys & GALs Need to Know 2021

Endorsed by the State Bar of Wisconsin's Children & the Law and Family Law Sections

Effectively screen for signs

GAL recommendations are imperative in disputed child custody cases. However, if GALs aren’t properly trained in recognizing signs of abuse, final recommendations can fail to account for family or domestic violence. It also means GALs may not know how to make accommodations for power differentials or for safety, which can introduce additional complications.

Therefore, as of January 1, 2021, attorneys must complete at least three credit hours of training on the topic of family violence in order to accept Wisconsin GAL appointments in family court matters under Ch. 767. Family Violence: What Attorneys & GALs Need to Know will help those who want to accept these GAL appointments get up-to-speed on Wisconsin’s new requirements.

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Endorsed by the State Bar of Wisconsin's Children & the Law and Family Law Sections

Effectively screen for signs

GAL recommendations are imperative in disputed child custody cases. However, if GALs aren’t properly trained in recognizing signs of abuse, final recommendations can fail to account for family or domestic violence. It also means GALs may not know how to make accommodations for power differentials or for safety, which can introduce additional complications.

Therefore, as of January 1, 2021, attorneys must complete at least three credit hours of training on the topic of family violence in order to accept Wisconsin GAL appointments in family court matters under Ch. 767. Family Violence: What Attorneys & GALs Need to Know will help those who want to accept these GAL appointments get up-to-speed on Wisconsin’s new requirements.

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Program Chair and Presenter:

Lindsey M. Anderson
DeWitt LLP
Brookfield

Presenters:

Tori Dunn, M.S., LPC
New Life Resources, Inc.
Waukesha

Hon. Michael J. Dwyer
Hansen & Hildebrand, S.C.
Milwaukee

Hon. Barbara W. McCrory
Rock County Circuit Court
Janesville

Jennifer Ament Moeller
Door County Circuit Court
Sturgeon Bay

Amber M. Peterson
Wisconsin Supreme Court Office of Court Operations
Madison

Hon. Richard J. Sankovitz
Resolute Systems, Inc.
Milwaukee

8:30 a.m. : How to Identify Domestic Abuse

  • Legal and behavioral definitions of domestic abuse
  • Screening for domestic abuse
    Define the Nature and Context of Abuse
  • Different types of abuse (coercive control, resistant/reactive, situational)

Lindsey M. Anderson, Tori Dunn, Amber M. Peterson

9:30 a.m. : Break

9:45 a.m. : Evaluate the Implications of the Abuse

  • Effects of abuse on the victim, perpetrator, and children
  • Why children may not disclose abuse to a GAL
    Make Recommendations that Account for the Abuse
  • Statutory requirements for GALs and Chapter 767 provisions addressing domestic abuse
  • Complex situations with overlapping court cases
  • Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program

Lindsey M. Anderson, Tori Dunn, Amber M. Peterson

10:45 a.m. : Perspectives from the Bench

Moderator: Hon. Richard J. Sankovitz
Panelists: Hon. Michael J. Dwyer, Hon. Barbara W. McCrory, Jennifer Ament Moeller

12:00 p.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.

 
  • Complete 3.5 credit hours of training on family violence
  • Comply with new education requirements to accept GAL appointments
  • Receive tools and techniques for handling domestic abuse cases
  • Detect signs of abuse/violence in disputed custody cases
  • Understand the effects of abuse on victims, perpetrators, and children
  • Determine whether a parent poses a risk to another family member’s safety/well-being
  • Advance the best interests of children in vulnerable and precarious situations
  • GALs (minor and family)
  • Family lawyers
  • Lawyers representing children
  • Lawyers representing victims of family violence

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