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2004 Press Releases

CONTACT PERSON: PATSY TAYLOR
DIRECTOR, LA PROTECTIVE ORDER REGISTRY (LPOR)
(504) 568-5208

  JULY 6, 2004

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New Orleans, LA

The Louisiana Protective Order Registry (LPOR), a program of the Judicial Administrator's Office of the Louisiana Supreme Court, which maintains a statewide repository of court orders issued to protect victims of domestic violence, has been invited to send its four-member training team to Franklin to conduct two half-day seminars on July 23, 2004.

The purpose of the training, which was arranged at the invitation of 16th Judicial District Court Judge John E. Conery and Sami Riley, Executive Director of Chez Hope, Inc., is to provide participants with updated information about state and federal laws related to court-ordered relief for domestic violence victims, and to distribute the latest version of the standardized protection order forms which courts are required to use.

According to Judge Conery, " The Registry's multi-disciplinary training programs are designed for those whose work brings them into contact with families affected by domestic violence. The targeted audience includes, but is not limited to, judges, court administrators, clerks of court, prosecutors, law enforcement personnel, probation and parole officers, victim assistance service providers, and attorneys."

Both July 23rd seminar sessions will be held at the Best Western Forest Motor Inn. The morning session is from 8:00 A.M. to noon; the afternoon session is from 12:30 to 4:30 P.M.

According to Riley, "We are always looking for opportunities to improve our services to battered women and their children. By joining with Judge Conery to bring the LPOR trainers to our area, we not only have the chance to update our knowledge, but also to network with those in other fields, who also play a critical role in the issuance or enforcement of protection orders."

Unable to provide opening remarks for the sessions due to a prior commitment Louisiana Supreme Court Justice John L. Weimer stated, "I regret missing this opportunity to connect with so many of the people I know and respect in the 16 th Judicial District. I commend them for their efforts to provide a coordinated response to domestic violence in their respective communities."

For more information about the seminar sessions and how to register, contact the LPOR office in New Orleans at 504.568.5749. The seminar, all training materials, and the refreshments are free. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit will be available for attorneys.

 

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