Litigating Family Law Cases Training

This training provides an overview of the process for litigating custody and divorce cases on behalf of domestic violence survivors in DC Superior Court.

Please view the required training sections below. The Powerpoint that accompanies this training may be downloaded here. The DC Bar’s Divorce and Custody manuals, for use during your cases, may be downloaded here and here, respectively.

Once you have finished the training, please email Emilia Plater-Zyberk at eplaterzyberk@dcvlp.org to request a case assignment. If you have not already, please also be sure to submit your volunteer registration form – thank you.


Other Trainings

The following online trainings are optional but can be helpful for those handling custody and divorce cases: Special Considerations in DV and GAL Cases When Sexual Assault Is Alleged; Trial Skills; Developmental Considerations as They Relate to Custody and Visitation Agreements; Ethics in Family Law and Pro Bono Representation; and Cultural Sensitivity.

Special Considerations in DV and GAL Cases When Sexual Assault Is Alleged

Trial Skills

Developmental Considerations As They Relate to Custody and Visitation Agreements

Ethics in Family Law and Pro Bono Representation

Cultural Sensitivity Training