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Fleeing for Safety: Hague Convention Webinar Series

This two-part webinar series will introduce civil attorneys to the primary challenges and issues that may arise when representing a client in a case filed under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“Hague Convention”)

The content of this program does not meet requirements for continuing legal education (CLE) accreditation. You will not receive CLE credit for participating.

Part 1

  • Presented by Nicole Fidler and Maria Jose Vallejo
  • Thursday, July 20, 2023, 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. PT


Part 1 of this webinar will provide an overview of the Hague Convention; international child abduction; and practice tips for issue spotting and client counseling.

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Part 2

  • Presented by Maria Jose Vallejo and Karen King
  • Thursday, July 27, 2023, 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. PT


Part 2  of this webinar will focus on how respondents can prepare a defense against the prima facie case established by petitioners under the Hague Convention, as well as explore the exceptions to return articulated under the Hague Convention.

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This project was supported by Grant No. 15JOVW-22-GK-004003-MUMU, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.