Shielding the Abused: A Guide to Protective Orders in Virginia

Production Date: February 09, 2018 Practice Areas: Criminal Law Estimated Length: 3717 minutes

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Taught by Amy L. Bradley, a multi-year volunteer with a pro-bono program that has assisted hundreds of victims of abuse obtain protective orders against their abusers, this course will guide practitioners through the protective order process in Virginia courts. 

The program is designed to assist attorneys obtain an understanding of common issues with regard to protective order litigation including: identifying the court with jurisdiction to hear the matter, grasping the process of obtaining a protective order, learning the elements necessary to successfully obtain a protective order and avoiding traps for the unwary.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify which court has jurisdiction
  2. Review the statutory scheme
  3. Obtain best evidence to successfully prosecute a protective order
  4. Detect methods to combat the defense
  5. Avoid loopholes and pitfalls



James B.
Oakton, VA

The moderator did an excellent job with the materials and topic. It was extremely well presented and very clear and concise. I would highly recommend this material.

Janine B.
Falls Church, VA

Excellent presentation, and it is useful to have a referral for when business clients ask for an attorney who can handle domestic abuse cases (it happens more often than one would think).

Lawrence A.
Chevy Chase, MD

Very well done. I don't usually keep the materials, but I will for this case because it seems that these types of p/o questions arise across all types of my civil cases. Thank you for doing this topic.

Scott F.
Montgomery, AL

Speaker presented the topic and material in an excellent fashion.

Antoine M.
frederick, MD

Excellent presentation and notes

David G.
Silver Spring, MD

Famtastic presentation. One of the best I've seen on Lawline! Good job!

Allen J.
Sterling, VA

Brilliantly presented and useful.

Emily T.
Midlothian, VA

excellent program; clear and well organized, takes you through the process well

Steve M.
Reston, VA

Great presentation.

Mark L.
Vienna, VA

Great presentation!

Michael O.
Leesburg, VA

Thank you!

B.A. S.
Falls Church, VA

Very clear presentation. Great presenter!