Professional Training

Jane Doe strongly believes strongly in collaboration between the different professions that work in the overall realm of sexual violence, including domestic violence and child abuse. When we spot legal needs among our colleagues, we develop innovative and informative programs to address those needs.

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“Ask A Lawyer” Series
(For Counselors, Coaches, and Case Workers)

Mental health professionals including therapists, coaches, and case workers interact with sexual abuse survivors on a regular basis. This means that they are faced with questions about how the legal system works and what options a survivor has at all phases of the crime, from initial disclosure to long after the fact. One of the scariest and most confusing things for a mental health professional is when a survivor asks them for a letter to the judge, verifying that the crime actually took place.

The “Ask A Lawyer” Series focuses on a mental health professional’s role in family court. These continuing education workshops allow therapists, coaches, and case workers to understand the legal process and develop a clear plan for how they can help their clients through legal issues without giving legal advice.

Semi-Annual Conference
The Ask A Lawyer Semi-Annual Conference allows you to mix and mingle with colleagues during an intensive day of training. Spring conferences each year in April focus on legal issues that come up in the course of working with adults in coaching, counseling, and court advocacy settings. Fall conferences each year in October focus on legal issues that come up in the course of working with minors from young children to teenagers. To learn more about the next upcoming conference, please CLICK HERE or on the image below.

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Private Coaching
Do you have questions about a particular client, case, or situation that has come up in the course of you work? An attorney experienced in high conflict family court and sexual abuse cases can answer your questions and help you work through the situation. Issues that frequently come up at these sessions include:

  • What to do if you get served with a subpoena for your professional notes or testimony
  • How to handle a non-custodial parent trying to access a child’s mental health information
  • Preparing for an upcoming deposition or testifying in court
  • General business practices dealing with survivors of abuse and/or children from split households
  • How to help a client through a specific legal situation they are currently facing

To schedule a private coaching session with a Jane Doe lawyer, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • You are a licensed mental health or social service professional such as a counselor/therapist, coach, or case worker; and
  • You are not currently working with nor are you represented by another lawyer.

To schedule an “Ask A Lawyer” Private Coaching Session, please CLICK HERE on or the banner below. You will be prompted to pick a time for your session before entering application information.

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Not sure if the “Ask A Lawyer” program is right for you?
Call Jane Doe at 314-329-5339 between 9am-7pm, Monday-Friday, or email info@janedoeadvocacy.org to talk with one of our lawyers and make sure the program is a good fit for you!

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