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June 2014 24 Around the Bar

Domestic Violence in Our Community:
Impact and Intervention — Friday, J une 13
The Baton Rouge Bar Association and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts - LA will present a day-long
conference on the important topic of domestic violence for lawyers, judges, mental health professionals, law enforcement
personnel and court employees at the Embassy Suites Hotel (4914 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70808), Friday,
J une 13, 2014. This program is an interactive workshop that will allow participants to evaluate the impact of domestic violence
on both adult and child victims and learn about the motivation, behavior and courtroom presentation of perpetrators.
6.25 hours of CLE/CEU credit will be available. Lunch begins at 11:45 a.m.
Program Moderators: Leslie Todd, LCSW, Past-President of Louisiana Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
and Wendy L. Edwards, Past-Chair of the Family Law Section of the Baton Rouge Bar Association.
8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. The Different Kinds of Domestic Violence — Speakers: J udge Pamela J . Baker
(The Family Court in and for the Parish of EBR), J udge J ohn Michael Guidry (First Circuit Court of Appeal),
and J udge Laura Prosser (Baton Rouge City Court).
10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Jane’s Story; Case Studies — Speakers: Assistant District Attorney Melanie Fields,
District Attorney Hillar Moore III, Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie J r.,
Sergeant Brenda Gann of the Baton Rouge Police Dept., and City Court Prosecutor Lisa Freeman.
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Comings and Goings; Why Do Complainants File and Dismiss Again and Again?
— Speakers: J udge Pamela J . Baker (The Family Court in and for the Parish of EBR),
J udge J ohn Michael Guidry (First Circuit Court of Appeal), and J udge Laura Prosser (Baton Rouge City Court).
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. How Do You Determine the Level of Risk; What Should Attorneys/Evaluators Be Looking for?
— Speakers: Brandon Romano, Psy.D. and Amanda Chapoton, LPC.
3 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Common Mistakes in Domestic Violence Cases — How Do People React to Being Battered?
— Speakers: Brandon Romano, Psy.D, Alan Taylor, Ph.D., and Amanda Chapoton, LPC.
4:15 p.m. – 5 p.m. Overview of the Services Available in East Baton Rouge — Speakers: J udy Benitez
(Iris Domestic Violence Center), Racheal Hebert (STAR – Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response),
Sharon Pol (Children’s Advocacy Center), and Melissa Horton (State of Louisiana Department of Children
and Family Services).
Call the BRBA for more information or to register: 225-344-4803 • BRBA members may register online:
Please complete this form and fax this entire page to the BRBA at (225) 344-4805 by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, J une 10, 2014.
Cost: $160 per person. To be considered registered, both payment and registration form must be received by the BRBA office.
Refunds will not be provided for cancellations made after Tuesday, June 10, 2014.
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