This CLE is being offered as both an in-person lunch and learn (lunch provided) and also a webinar. Please use the webinar link to register for the webinar.
An Attorney’s Guide to Protection Orders
Monday, December 16, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. Check-in and Lunch
12:00 p.m. Introduction to Protection Orders
12:15 p.m. Understanding Protection Order Basics
12:30 p.m. Protection Order Best Practices
12:45 p.m. Protection Order Scenarios and Questions
Sara Rust-Martin, J.D., MSW, Director of Legal and Policy, KCSDV
After obtaining a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kansas in 2001, Sara entered the US Peace Corps serving in Jamaica. She came back to her social work career and was a director of programming in the areas of community mental health and substance abuse treatment until her decision to enter law school. In 2006, Sara graduated from Washburn University School of Law and began working with the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV). For five years, Sara was the Criminal Justice Projects Attorney where she focused on improving the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking until she transitioned into the role of Legal and Policy Director. Sara took a few years hiatus from KCSDV working with the Kansas Bar Association as the Law Practice Management Attorney. She is back at KCSDV again where she focuses on issues of public policy and the myriad legal needs of domestic and sexual violence survivors while advising and supporting the direct service programs serving them.
Madeline Dickerson, J.D., Protection Order Project Coordinator, KCSDV
While serving as a survivor service advocate at the International Institute of Buffalo in New York during a summer in college, Madeline found her passion working with survivors of gender-based violence and human trafficking. In May, Madeline graduated from Washburn University School of Law and plans to take the Kansas Bar Exam in February. During her third year of law school, Madeline represented indigent clients through the Washburn Law Clinic. Madeline worked on cases involving domestic violence, family law, immigration and human trafficking. Madeline received the Outstanding Advanced Intern Award as a result of her clinic work advocating for reproductive justice and community education across the state. This past March, Madeline attended the United Nations 63rd Session on the Commission on the Status of Women as a delegate and participated in discussions and events surrounding gender-based violence and empowerment of women and girls. As the Protection Order Project Coordinator, Madeline works to increase the effectiveness of the protection order system in Kansas. Madeline has two talkative huskies and a cat named Tilly.
Paralegal or Non Attorney- $15
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