Domestic and sexual violence

Free Training programs

Juripop offers multiple free training programs to lawyers, jurists and other professionals on domestic violence, post-separation violence, and sexual violence.

 

If you have any questions about our training programs,

you can contact our team at formation@juripop.org.

 

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General training

Juripop’s general training program on domestic and post-separation violence are offered in four (4) separate sections. This allows lawyers, jurists, and other professionals to develop skills and strategies to better receive, accommodate and support victims throughout their legal proceedings.

Follow the blocks that interest you, or complete all the general training program to join our list of Specialized Lawyers.

BLOCK 1 - CONJUGAL VIOLENCE: UNDERSTANDING BETTER TO ACT BETTER

This course is designed to teach you how to better identify diverse problematics within conjugal violence and coercive control, the different forms of post-separation violence, as well as its consequences that affect the ability of victims to deal with the legal system. Offered by a criminologist with more than 20 years of experience, this course encourages professionals to develop a form of practice that is safe, kind and considerate.

with Claudine Simon, criminologist

Duration : 6 hours

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BLOCK 2 - CHILD VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: PRACTICES THAT RESPECT THEIR NEEDS AND PARENTAL AGREEMENTS TAKING RISK INTO ACCOUNT

This course focuses on the realities of children who are exposed to domestic and post-separation violence. It explores the consequences for children, the elements that can increase risk or create a need for greater protection. It will allow professionals to adopt attitudes and behaviors that respect the needs of children exposed to domestic violence.

with Geneviève Lessard, PhD, and Peter Jaffe, PhD

Duration : 6 hours

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BLOCK 3 - THE TREATMENT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN LAW: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES AND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS

This course addresses the roles of various socio-judicial actors who may be involved during civil proceedings, in addition to taking a critical look at the notions of the best interests of the child, co-parenting, parental capacity and parental alienation. With this course, professionals will develop a nuanced reasoning that considers the reality of the victims.

with Simon Lapierre, PhD

Duration : 6 hours

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BLOCK 4 - THE PRACTICE OF LAW IN THE CONTEXT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: CONCRETE TOOLS AND GOOD LEGAL PRACTICES

This course, given by two experienced lawyers, will better equipped lawyers in order to practice family law and civil law in context of domestic violence, from drafting procedures to closing arguments. It aims to encourage legal professionals to improve their plead in domestic violence cases. The course also highlights the strategies, skills, and attitudes that promote the bond of trust and collaboration between the lawyer and the victim, while respecting and considering their reality.

with Me Suzanne Dame, Legal Services Commission, et Me Nathalie Lefebvre, Montreal Legal Aid

Duration : 6 hours

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JURI RDV 2022

JURI RDV is an opportunity to bring together allies working to improve the justice system for victims and survivors of violence. By sharing knowledge, successes and pitfalls with their peers, participants will discover that breaking the isolation in their practice is the foundation for rebuilding trust.

October 28, 2022 – FULL – To sign up for our newsletters and be informed of future events, click here.

JURI BALADOS

JURI BALADOS allow lawyers and other professionals from the legal community to learn about specific topics and issues that they are likely to encounter in their practice with victims and survivors of violence.

This podcast is only available in french.

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01 - L'origine d'une expertise : entretien avec Me Sophie Gagnon

In this podcast, Me Justine Fortin welcomes Sophie Gagnon, lawyer and Executive Director of Juripop. They discuss the presence of lawyers in issues of sexual and domestic violence and, more importantly, how legal information is one of the central needs of victims and survivors. Together, they recall a small part of Juripop’s organizational history, the genesis of the expertise that the organization has been developing for several years now.

 

02 - INTERACTIONS AVEC LES PERSONNES VICTIMES DE VIOLENCES CONJUGALES ET POST-SÉPARATION : S'ADAPTER POUR MIEUX ACCOMPAGNER

In this podcast, Me Justine Fortin, director of the conjugal and sexual violence programs at Juripop, welcomes her colleagues Me Éliane Malo and Constance Laurin. Together, they deconstruct the preconceived idea of the role of the lawyer to adapt it to a specific practice for victims. Throughout their conversation, they offer concrete avenues that will allow professionals to adapt their interactions with the people they represent. The goal is not to drastically change the way they work, but to encourage lawyers to make small changes that will have a considerable impact and facilitate the lives of the people they help.

03 - LE SENS DES MOTS : VALIDATION ET RECONNAISSANCE DES VIOLENCES PAR LE VOCABULAIRE

In this podcast, Me Justine Fortin and her guests propose a deconstruction of the meaning of words: those to be preferred, but especially those to be avoided. When the right words are used, they validate the experiences of victims and survivors while helping to recognize the violence and its consequences. Changing one’s vocabulary allows one to put the reality of victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence at the heart of one’s practice and at the heart of the system. To talk about this, Constance Laurin, clinical specialist in conjugal violence at Juripop and Sandrine Ricci, doctoral researcher in sociology and feminist studies, affiliated with the Research Chair on gender-based and sexual violence in higher education (UQAM).

Continuous training

Juripop’s continuing training courses enable lawyers and other professionals to improve their practice by exploring topics in greater depth and highlighting critical issues through discussions with experts and activists.

To be informed of new training courses, click here.

JURI RDV 2022

JURI RDV is an opportunity to bring together allies working to improve the justice system for victims and survivors of violence. By sharing knowledge, successes and pitfalls with their peers, participants will discover that breaking the isolation in their practice is the foundation for rebuilding trust.

October 28, 2022 – FULL – To sign up for our newsletters and be informed of future events, click here.

JURI BALADOS

JURI BALADOS allow lawyers and other professionals from the legal community to learn about specific topics and issues that they are likely to encounter in their practice with victims and survivors of violence.

This podcast is only available in french.

Click here: Spotify

Click here : Apple podcast

Click here: Youtube

01- L'origine d'une expertise : entretien avec Me Sophie Gagnon

In this podcast, Me Justine Fortin welcomes Sophie Gagnon, lawyer and Executive Director of Juripop. They discuss the presence of lawyers in issues of sexual and domestic violence and, more importantly, how legal information is one of the central needs of victims and survivors. Together, they recall a small part of Juripop’s organizational history, the genesis of the expertise that the organization has been developing for several years now.

02 - Interactions avec les personnes victimes de violences conjugales et post-séparation : s'adapter pour mieux accompagner

In this podcast, Me Justine Fortin, director of the conjugal and sexual violence programs at Juripop, welcomes her colleagues Me Éliane Malo and Constance Laurin. Together, they deconstruct the preconceived idea of the role of the lawyer to adapt it to a specific practice for victims. Throughout their conversation, they offer concrete avenues that will allow professionals to adapt their interactions with the people they represent. The goal is not to drastically change the way they work, but to encourage lawyers to make small changes that will have a considerable impact and facilitate the lives of the people they help.

03 - Le sens des mots : validation et reconnaissance des violences par le vocabulaire

In this podcast, Me Justine Fortin and her guests propose a deconstruction of the meaning of words: those to be preferred, but especially those to be avoided. When the right words are used, they validate the experiences of victims and survivors while helping to recognize the violence and its consequences. Changing one’s vocabulary allows one to put the reality of victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence at the heart of one’s practice and at the heart of the system. To talk about this, Constance Laurin, clinical specialist in conjugal violence at Juripop and Sandrine Ricci, doctoral researcher in sociology and feminist studies, affiliated with the Research Chair on gender-based and sexual violence in higher education (UQAM).

General training

Juripop’s general training program on sexual violence allows lawyers, jurists, and other professionals to develop skills and strategies to better receive, accommodate and support victims and survivors throughout their legal proceedings.

To be informed of new training courses, click here.

Continuous training

Juripop’s continuing training courses enable lawyers and other professionals to improve their practice by exploring topics in greater depth and highlighting critical issues through discussions with experts and activists.

To be informed of new training courses, click here.

This project is entirely funded by the Ministère de la Justice du Québec and is made possible by the availability of trainers, speakers and guests who share our desire to offer quality training to jurists and professionals.

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