Domestic Violence Initiative Training Program

The NYSBA/WBASNY Domestic Violence Initiative was formed to increase and improve the civil legal services available to victims of domestic violence.  The Initiative aimed to educate attorneys about domestic violence in the hopes that more attorneys would be qualified to render pro bono services for domestic violence victims.  Accordingly, The NYSBA/WBASNY Domestic Violence Initiative offers the follow continuing legal education classes for free to all attorneys.

To view a program, click on the subject link below.

Orders of Protection – (1.0 Professional Practice)
Audrey Stone, Esq.

Domestic Violence in Later Life – (1.0 Professional Practice)
Hon. Deborah Kaplan and Joan G. Levenson, Esq.

Impact of Domestic Violence on Children and Behavior – (1.0 Professional Practice)
Hon. Andrew A. Crecca

Immigration and Trauma Centered Lawyers – (2.0 Professional Practice)
Amanda Beltz, Esq. and Kim Susser, Esq.

Program Materials:

Domestic Violence in Later Life April 2017
Immigration Remedies for Victims of Domestic Violence
Order of Protection NYSBA Womens Bar Initiative

Certificate of Completion:

To receive CLE credit for these programs, you must complete an evaluation and attorney affirmation form for the program(s) you watch, which can be downloaded below. You may complete one form for all programs you watch. Both completed forms should be sent to

Attorney Affirmation Form

Evaluation Form

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