Event Details


This training, in partnership with the Women's Bar Foundation and Boston Bar Association, covers the basics of advocating for clients in 209A Abuse Prevention proceedings and equips attorneys with the tools necessary to represent survivors of abuse in restraining order hearings. We encourage all attorneys interested in making a difference for families impacted by domestic abuse to attend.


Attendees will leave with:

  •  An overview of 209A law and procedure
  • Advice for preparing and conducting a 209A hearing 
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of an abusive relationship 
  • Guidance for advocating for survivors of abuse in court


The Women's Bar Foundation will receive a list of registrants for this program after it concludes to follow up with opportunities that you can get involved in. Please contact Noah, by the end of the program, at if you would like to be removed from the distribution list.