Upcoming domestic violence seminar to provide continuing legal education for interested professionals

Louisiana ranks second in the nation for homicides related to domestic abuse. Due to this alarming statistic, the Baton Rouge Bar Association and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Louisiana chapter) have partnered together to provide a continuing legal education seminar on domestic violence Friday, June 13, 2014. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the last seminar ends at 5 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

The seminar, which is titled “Domestic Violence in Our Community:  Impact and Intervention,” is priced at $160 a person. This day-long conference is designed for interested professionals and will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 4914 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70808.

This interactive workshop will allow participants to evaluate the impact of domestic violence on both adult and child victims. They will learn about the motivation, behavior and courtroom presentation of perpetrators as they earn CLE/CEU credit.

Program moderators are Leslie Todd, LCSW, who is the past-president of the Louisiana Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and Wendy L. Edwards, who is the past-chair of the Family Law Section of the Baton Rouge Bar Association.

 “By providing training to everyone who encounters domestic violence victims throughout the process, they will recognize the danger inherent in these situations, be able to explain to victims the services available to them, and identify the behaviors that both domestic violence abusers and victims exhibit after an incident so that those behaviors are more properly evaluated by mental health service providers,” Edwards said.

Registration deadline is Tuesday, June 10. Contact the Baton Rouge Bar Association to register at 225-344-4803 or go to the BRBA website at www.BRBA.org