October 17—18, 2007
This 2 day, tuition free course provides hands-on, experiential training on how to qualify as an expert witness on domestic violence in tribal, state, and federal courts. Learn from some of Indian Country's leading judges, attorneys, law enforcement officers, and victim advocates how to prepare for trial, qualify as an expert witness on domestic violence, and provide effective, persuasive testimony.Participants will have the opportunity to simulate taking the stand and providing domestic violence expert witness testimony in small, interactive breakout groups facilitated by legal, advocacy, and law enforcement experts.This is an advanced level professional course to assist experienced victim advocates and law enforcement officers in qualifying and providing effective testimony as expert witnesses on domestic violence against Native women. Registration is free. You can register on-line at www.swclap.org The deadline for registration is September 17, 2007. Preference is given to OVW grantees working with Native women. There are a limited number of hotel rooms at the Marriott University Park Hotel at the discounted room rate of $83 a night single/double. Hotel reservations must be made no later than September 17, 2007 by calling the Marriott at (520) 792-4100. For more information, please see our website: www.swclap.org or contact us by phone at 520-623-8192.