April 16 - June 25: Fleeing for Safety: Representing Battered Respondents in International Child Abduction Cases Under the Hague Convention
This three-part webinar series will introduce civil attorneys to the primary challenges and issues that may arise when representing a battered respondent in a petition for return filed under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“Hague Convention”). The first webinar will focus on how respondents can prepare a defense against the prima facie case established by petitioners under the Hague Convention. The second webinar will explore the exceptions to return articulated under the Hague Convention, and offer attorneys information on how domestic violence relates to the Convention, as well as how to best preserve the record for appeal. The third webinar in the series will provide background information on domestic violence, its impact on children and parents, and the effect of abduction on children living in situations of domestic violence.