The Northwest Network is offering a webinar on February 14th, Engaging the Legal System: Rights and Experiences of LGBTQ Survivors of Domestic Violence. It’ll be held from 12-1:30 pm PT, and you can register here. I’m really looking forward to this one, since we know that patient concerns about the realities of the legal process can often be a huge barrier to coming forward.
From the site:
This webinar will assist advocates working with LGBTQ survivors who are engaged in criminal and civil legal processes related to the abuse they’ve experienced. This session will support advocates to increase their skills in identifying the different criminal and civil legal remedies available to LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. “Engaging the Legal System” will also provide tools to navigate the legal system, strategies to recognize and respond to the barriers LGBTQ survivors face and practical tips to ensure effective, creative legal advocacy specific to LGBTQ-survivors’ needs and experiences.
Presented by Morgan Lynn, Outreach & Education Coordinator, Supervising Attorney, Washington Empowered Against Violence, Inc. (WEAVE); Northwest Network Technical Assistance Consultant