DIRECTOR, LA PROTECTIVE ORDER REGISTRY (LPOR)
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
abuse and dating violence, has been invited to send its four-member
training team to New Iberia to conduct a half-day seminar
on June 24, 2005.
The purpose of the training, which was arranged at the invitation
of 16th Judicial District Court Judge John E. Conery, Iberia
Parish Sheriff Sid Hebert, Sami Riley, Executive Director
of Chez Hope, Inc., and Marva Porter, Executive Director of
Safety Net for Abused Persons (S.N.A.P.), is to provide participants
with updated information about state and federal laws related
to court-ordered relief for domestic violence victims, and
to disseminate 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 service providers,
The seminar on June 24 will be held at the Best Western on
Hwy. 14 in New Iberia. The session will begin with participant
sign-in at 8:00 A.M. and end at 12:30 P.M.
According to Riley
of Chez Hope, Inc., “We are always looking for opportunities
to improve our services to battered women and their children.
By joining with Judge Conery, Sheriff Hebert and S.N.A.P.
to bring the LPOR training team to New Iberia, it allows us
to update our knowledge and to network with those in other
fields, who also play a critical role in issuing and enforcing
orders of protection in our community."
Porter of S.N.A.P said, “We find that victims of domestic
violence may not know what the law provides in the way of
court-ordered relief and protection, so it is important for
those of us who assist these families to be knowledgeable
of the laws related to protection and have a clear understanding
of how the Louisiana Protective Order Registry works.
Unable to provide opening remarks for the session 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
16th Judicial District. I commend them for their efforts to
provide a coordinated response to domestic violence in their
For more information about the seminar session 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. Seating is limited.