Resources for Attorneys
Standards of Practice for Lawyers Representing Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking in Civil Protection Order Cases.
These charts summarize statutes from all 50 states regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and trafficking.
Contact the Commission to request Technical Assistance for legal professionals.
Learn more on the Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence's Model Workplace Policy on employer response to domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence and/or stalking.
The ABA and the Confidentiality Institute partnered to develop the Protecting Privacy to Enhance Safety Pro Bono Project, designed to create a corps of attorneys nationwide who are knowledgeable in the area of advocate confidentiality and can provide pro bono assistance to programs to respond to subpoenas when they come in.
Learn more about upcoming in-person and online trainings for attorneys representing victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence and/or stalking. Additionally, view past TeleConferences and Webinars.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Access to Justice (ATJ) and National Institute of Justice (NIJ), hosted a Civil Legal Aid Research Workshop designed to help create a civil legal aid research agenda and identify federal priorities on civil legal aid for the conveners and the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable.
The Commission on Domestic Violence does not provide lawyer referrals nor do we give legal advice to survivors of domestic and sexual violence.