The Dynamics of Domestic Violence (Thurs., Feb. 15, 2018)


The Dynamics of Domestic Violence

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 5:30 - 7:30pm MT

Radisson Hotel, 204 W. Fox Farm Rd. Cheyenne

Presented by WTLA & the LCBA

Thank You to our Generous  Sponsor Garrison Financial

Buffet Dinner Provided and Drink Tickets!

The presentation, The Dynamics of Domestic Violence, is aimed at giving the participant a better understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence and the theory of coercive control. It will promote an increased understanding of evidence based risk factors of domestic violence, of the various types of legal actions in which domestic violence can be an issue, and of how to identify issues specific to protection orders, divorce and child custody and their intersection with domestic violence. The presentation will also touch on the ethical obligations and duties of practice for lawyers representing victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

About Your Speaker:

Dona Playton spent the last year at the University of Denver as the Director of the Honoring Families Initiative, engaging in research, advocacy and national collaboration efforts to promote improved access to the legal system for families experiencing divorce, separation and child custody issues.

Before that, she was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wyoming College of Law.  She is the founder and former Faculty Director of the Family and Child Legal Advocacy Clinic, a legal clinic operated by law students established at the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2002.  She has contributed extensively to local and state policy on issues ranging from domestic violence, family law, juvenile law and access to justice issues. She has practiced law for over 20 years and has been actively involved in drafting self-help forms and legal information on a statewide website portal, worked closely with others to develop standards for Guardians ad litem in child welfare cases, as well as attorneys representing parents. She is the author of a domestic violence bench book, a legal handbook and several articles and papers on issues relevant to families and our legal system.

Dona is currently serving as the municipal court judge in Laramie and as an adjunct professor at the law school in the Family and Immigrant Justice Clinic.

She is a member of the American Bar Association, American Bar Foundation, the Wyoming State Bar and Colorado Bar Associations. She serves as an original member on the Wyoming Access to Justice Commission, the Children’s Justice Project, is a trained mediator, and a Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist as approved by the ABA and the National Association of Counsel for Children.

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Radisson Hotel

Radisson Hotel, 204 W. Fox Farm Rd. Cheyenne


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