June 6-9, 2016 | Location Savannah, GA | Tuition $1,295 | Conference Fee $415 What’s this?

Domestic violence cases are some of the most emotionally challenging cases that judges handle. After this course, judges will be able to describe the dynamics of both batterers and victims, and evaluate the effectiveness of batterers’ programs and other treatment modalities; assess the information necessary to grant protection orders; articulate the effects of domestic violence on children; discuss full faith and credit issues regarding firearms, protection orders and interstate enforcement issues; effectively manage pretrial issues and trials; and rule on evidentiary issues.

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Why should I take this course?

This course will provide you with both substantive knowledge and techniques that will assist you in dealing with the parties and handling the cases involving domestic violence.

What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Describe the dynamics of both batterers and victims.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of batterers’ programs and other treatment modalities.
  • Assess information necessary to grant protection orders.
  • Articulate the effects of domestic violence on children.
  • Discuss full faith and credit issues regarding firearms, protection orders and interstate enforcement issues.
  • Effectively manage pretrial issues and trials.
  • Rule on evidentiary issues particular to domestic violence.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for any judge, commissioner, judge pro tempore, family master or family referee who hears civil or criminal domestic violence cases.

Who are the members of the faculty?

The judicial faculty members have been on the bench a significant length of time and have all had extensive judicial and teaching experience regarding domestic violence cases.

How is this course taught?

This course is a mix of classroom presentation, interactive dialogue, role plays, small-group discussions and problem solving.

What should I tell my presiding judge or funding agency so that my attendance will be approved?

This course provides participants with practical and substantive information that enables them to be more informed and effective when hearing domestic violence cases which potentially can be volatile and emotionally charged. It will provide participants with the necessary knowledge to make appropriate pretrial orders, protection orders and sentencing orders.

Whom should I contact for more information?

For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (800) 255-8343 or registrar@judges.org.

The Brice Hotel

The hotel for this course will be The Brice Hotel. Poised along the Savannah River, 20 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, Georgia’s oldest city delights with cobblestone streets, Georgian architecture, and timeless oak trees dripping with Spanish moss. Modern charms abound, especially at The Brice, which stands out among Savannah hotels as a medley of daring design and Southern tradition.

The group room rate is $184 per night (plus applicable fees and taxes) for single or double occupancy. This special rate will be available until May 6, 2016, unless our room block is filled earlier. Please contact our Registrar’s Office with any questions.

Make your reservation by calling (855) 40-BRICE and referencing “The National Judicial College.”

This course qualifies for 2 credits toward the Master of Judicial Studies Degree Program and Judicial Studies Doctoral Program at the University of Nevada, Reno upon successful completion of the course and passing the course exam. In addition, this course qualifies for The National Judicial College Certificate of Judicial Development program Dispute Resolution Skills, General Jurisdiction Trial Skills, Special Court Trial Skills and Tribal Judicial Skills disciplines.

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