Special Event to Commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Session type
Live webcast
General credits
Total credits
Credit status
Pending Approval
Cost notes

Free for pro bono volunteers!

Program Overview

This CLE will provide an overview of Domestic Violence (DV) law, with an emphasis on appellate cases and jurisdictional matters. The first session will highlight how the North Carolina Appellate courts have evolved in their treatment of violence against women, what Legal Aid advocates have accomplished through our own litigation, and what we can do in the future to advocate for larger systemic changes for the protection of our clients. The second session will discuss personal and subject matter jurisdiction as well as tips for navigating potential related issues. The program will end with a panel of North Carolina judges and their discussion of DV law. This presentation will be ideal for attorneys representing clients in DV matters.


Session One

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | The Rule of Thumb: The Appellate Courts’ View of Domestic Violence Is “A’ Changing”

  • TeAndra Miller, Project Director, Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative, Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • Gina Reyman, Regional Manager (Triangle), Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • Celia Pistolis, Deputy Director, Litigation and Advocacy, Legal Aid of North Carolina

Register for Session One

Session Two

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | A Jurisdictional Journey in Domestic Violence Law

  • Amy Vukovich, Elysia Prendergast-Jones, Daniel Joyce, and Ayanda Meachem, Domestic Violence Supervising Attorneys, Legal Aid of North Carolina

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | A View from the Bench

  • Judge Margaret Eagle, Wake County District Court
  • Judge Denise Hartsfield, Forsyth County District Court
  • Judge Wendy S. Hazelton, Pitt County District Court
  • Judge Jerry F. Woods, 11th Judicial District

Register for Session Two