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Legal Information

Join our Online Information Clinic, with video and chat, on September 22, 2020 at 12 pm EDT

Restraining Orders: Covid-19 Considerations

Join the WomensLaw’s legal team for a series of Online Information Clinics (OICs), where you can watch a twenty-minute training on restraining orders and chat with a lawyer about any questions you may have about domestic or sexual violence or stalking. Drop in any time between 12 pm – 2 pm ET to view the OIC and to chat with a lawyer who can provide you with legal information and referrals! You can also watch the OIC any time on WomensLaw.org and ask your questions through our Email Hotline.

Topic Date/Time Online Information Clinic Description
Restraining Orders: 101 September 1st
12:00-2:00 pm ET
Basic information on restraining orders, including the process for getting one, tips for filing, the types available to victims/survivors of domestic violence, and options for when an order is not granted.
Restraining Orders: Enforcement September 8th
12:00-2:00 pm ET
Enforcement considerations for victims/survivors of domestic violence, including who can report a violation, how and when a violation can be reported, civil and criminal contempt, and how to enforce an out-of-state order.
Restraining Orders: Troubleshooting Common Issues September 15th
12:00-2:00 pm ET
Common issues a victim/survivor could face when filing for a restraining order.
Restraining Orders: Covid-19 Considerations September 22nd
12:00-2:00 pm ET
How Covid-19 considerations have affected the court system and victims’/survivors’ access to legal proceedings.

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