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Empowerment Advocacy and the Unauthorized Practice of Law

Have you ever wondered if the advocacy you engage in crosses any legal boundaries? Join us for a webinar where we will use an empowerment advocacy framework and explore how advocates can help survivors of domestic violence without engaging in the unauthorized practice of law.


  • Sue Ryan, Executive Director, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Zainab Shah, DVS, Training Specialist, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define empowerment advocacy.
  • Identify advocacy activities that may be considered unauthorized practice of law.
  • Engage in appropriate legal, empowerment advocacy with victims/survivors.

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