Survivor-Centered Lawyering: Improving Legal Experiences and Outcomes for Survivors and their Attorneys – Virtual – June 2021

Survivor-Centered Lawyering: Improving Legal Experiences and Outcomes for Survivors and their Attorneys – Virtual

Audience:  Allies, Attorneys, Legal Staff, and KCSDV Member Program Advocates and Staff 

Date & Time:

Friday, June 4, 2021

8:45 AM – 4:30 PM 

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Learning Objectives:

As a result of this training, participants will be better able to:

  • Increase your skills for maximizing effective legal representation of survivors of abuse.
  • Know  legal requirements for qualification as expert and identify who might serve as an expert witness.
  • Understand effective techniques in preparation for and during litigation including challenges from adverse and neutral experts.
  • Develop an effective case theory using exhibits, motions and direct and cross examination.
  • Recognize challenges LGBTQI+ survivors of intimate partner violence encounter and be able to provide services tailored to their specific needs.
  • Updates on the 2021 Kansas Legislature activity concerning domestic and sexual violence related issues.


Three 50 minute sessions and two 75 minute sessions presented by national and local judges, attorneys and professionals.

Sara Rust-Martin, KCSDV, Director of Legal and Policy
Lindsie Ford, KCSDV, Staff Attorney
Gillian Chadwick, Washburn University School of Law Clinic, Director
Cindene Pezzell, National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, Legal Director
Mary Doyle Stafford, DV Consultant, Mary Stafford Consulting, LLC
Anya Lynn-Alesker, ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence, Managing Attorney
Danielle Moise, ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence, Training and Technical Assistance Attorney
District Court Judge James Riehl, Kitsap County, WA (Retired)
District Court Judge Kellie Hogan, Division 16
District Court Chief Judge Mike Keeley, 20th Judicial District, Great Bend, KS  (Retired)


Registration Fee:
No cost

Registration Deadline:
Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Register soon, space is limited!

How to Register:

To register, Create an account and login, then select the number of people you want to register and click “Register Now.”

The Zoom join link for this event will be emailed to all approved registrants on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.


We are committed to creating environments where we see our own and each other’s full humanity and everyone has the ability to thrive and fulfill their full potential in learning environments. Every effort will be made to ensure equitable access at this event.

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please select your needs on the online registration form or contact Requests should be made at least 14 business days prior to the event.

Live Virtual Training Technical Requirements

WebcamWhile we are unable to meet in person, the use of a webcam is required for the most effective interactive experience.

  • Zoom Platform: We recommend that you have the most current version of the Zoom client on your computer. If you already have Zoom loaded, please be sure you have updated to the newest version from this page.
  • Chrome: The Connect site works best with the Google Chrome browser. You can use another web browser, but some features may not work as well. You can download the Chrome Browser from this page.


Shelly Newman
KCSDV Statewide Training Project Coordinator and Trainer

Vivien Olson, JD
KCSDV Managing Attorney Legal Assistance to Victims (LAV) Project or 785-232-9784

Sponsored by:

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Preparation of this material was supported by grant number 2016- WL-AX-0003 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Total Training Hours: 6

6 CLE Credits pending approval

  •  June 4, 2021
     8:45 am - 4:30 pm
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