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.
Note: This course is approved for GAL for children in Virginia. If you would like a GAL certificate, please email our Customer Support team after completing the course.
I am passionate about seeking justice for my clients. Clients often come to me in the worst moments of their lives, following an encounter with law enforcement or after being injured through no fault of their own. It’s my goal to guide them through the legal process with a compassionate and relatable approach, while zealously protecting their interests. I work with my clients to strategize and achieve the best possible outcomes.
I was inspired to attend law school while working as a television investigative reporter. The opportunity to report on several high-profile cases, including an appearance on the 'Dan Abrams Report', sparked my interest in the study of law. My communications background gives me the ability to advocate effectively in the courtroom. My journalistic curiosity leads me to think outside-the-box.
My versatile trial experience includes more than 100 bench and jury trials in criminal and civil cases. As a criminal defense attorney, I represent adults and juveniles on matters ranging from traffic offenses to serious felony charges. In personal injury matters, I represent clients on cases ranging from minor car accidents to life-altering injuries. I assist corporations in a wide variety of matters. I also serve as Deputy Town Attorney for the Town of Vienna where I prosecute misdemeanor crimes and traffic offenses.
I previously worked as in-house counsel for one of the country’s largest insurance companies giving me unique and valuable insight into how to maximize recovery for injured persons. I know how large insurance companies handle and evaluate claims from beginning to end. My ability to see both sides of injury cases gives me the ability to anticipate defense strategies and prepare accordingly.
If you are looking for an approachable, multi-faceted attorney, who will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 883-0208. I look forward to speaking with you.
George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia
Juris Doctor, May 2010
University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Journalism, Columbia, Missouri
Bachelor of Broadcast Journalism, Minor in Sociology, Cum Laude, Dec. 2002
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National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
really great job
Superb content and presentation -- Thank you!
Excellent--extremely knowledgeable instructor and presentation was well-organized and coherent. Lots of helpful practical recommendations.
One of the best courses I have taken
Excellent presentation. Substantive and practical. Better written materials than just the Lawline usual pdf of presentation slides.
This was a really great course, thanks!
Excellent presentation; better than most
Informative, straight forward presentation. I would highly recommend this course.
Very good presentation and tips for practice
I would eagerly participate in MORE CLE lessons from Amy Bradley. I want to participate more inpro bono domestic violence survivor cases.
Very professional presentation, with good supporting written materials.
This was an excellent course. The speaker was fabulous. Hands down the best training material I've come across for protective orders, and I've been searching for a while.
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.
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).
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.
Speaker presented the topic and material in an excellent fashion.
Excellent presentation and notes
Brilliantly presented and useful.
Famtastic presentation. One of the best I've seen on Lawline! Good job!
excellent program; clear and well organized, takes you through the process well
Very clear presentation. Great presenter!