DIRECTOR, LA PROTECTIVE ORDER REGISTRY (LPOR)
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
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,
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.