Legal Advocacy Training
The Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence is offering a statewide Legal Advocacy training on Friday, September 7, 2012. Registration begins at 8:30 and the training will be from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at 2 International Plaza Drive, Suite 301, Nashville, Tennessee This training is for new advocates and will include:* Basics of civil and criminal law in cases of domestic and sexual violence;* The role of the advocate and tips on avoiding the unauthorized practice of lawRobin Harris Kimbrough, Esq. is Legal Counsel for the Coalition and has worked with public interest issues for over ten years. This Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Fisk University received her law degree from Emory School of Law in 1995. Upon graduation, she received an appointment as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Tennessee and continued her legal career in the private and public sectors of law forging change on issues concerning the protection of children and their families, especially those involved in the foster care system. She has also served as a Night Court Commissioner for the General Sessions Court, Davidson County, Tennessee and a professor on womanist/feminist issues in the Africana Studies Department and the Women's Studies Program at Tennessee State University. Besides her law endeavors, Attorney Kimbrough holds a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School and has served as a pastor in the United Methodist Church, Tennessee Conference for six years.All training materials will be provided, however, lunch will be on your own. Registration will be closed when the space is full. Registration Effective January 1, 2010, the registration deadline for all trainings will be one week prior to the training. Registration may be closed early due to the fulfillment of space capacity. On-site registrations will only be accepted if space and materials are available.PaymentIf meals are included in the training fee, payment must be made at least 48 hours prior to the training. If payment is not made at least 48 hours in advance, individuals will be responsible for his or her meals. This will not result in the reduction of training costs.Payment is required no later than the day of training, and can be made by credit card, check, or cash. Individuals will not be able to attend the training if payment is not received prior to or during registration the morning of the training.Registration Cancellation Cancellation must be made at least 24 hours prior to the start time of the workshop/meeting/training. Cancellations must be made through a Coalition Resource Specialist and should be submitted in writing. Individuals will receive a cancellation confirmation via email for their records. If a cancellation is made at least 24 hours prior to the event, registered individuals/programs will receive a credit valid for one year from date of the cancelled training. Refunds should be requested in writing and submitted to a Coalition Resource Specialist. Registration fees are non-refundable and will not be credited for cancellations made less than 24 hours before the event. Registered individuals have the option of sending a replacement to avoid the loss of registration fees.Sponsor Cancellation In the case of unforeseen circumstances or of insufficient numbers enrolled into a course, the Coalition reserves right to cancel a training. Such decisions will be made at least one week before the scheduled course date. Every effort will be made to avoid cancellations.In the event of cancellation by the Coalition, registered participants/programs will be contacted and receive a credit valid for one year from date of the cancelled training. Refunds should be requested in writing and submitted to a Coalition Resource Specialist.If the training is rescheduled, all registrations and payments will be applied to the new date. If unable to attend, individuals will receive a credit in the full payment amount to be applied toward future training/events in the current calendar year. Refunds should be requested in writing and submitted to a Coalition Resource Specialist.Please note that if an outstanding invoice remains for you or your agency, you will not be able to register for other Coalition trainings or events.