Domestic Violence and Sexual Battery in the LGBTQ+ Community

Start Time/Date: 10:00 AM Wednesday, October 26, 2022
End Time/Date: 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 26, 2022
ADDRESS: Webinar

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Domestic Violence and Sexual Battery
in the LGBTQ+ Community 


Teresa A. Hall, Esquire 
Division Chief-Felony Division C
State Attorney’s Office of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County, Florida
Education Chair for the Florida Prosecuting Attorney’s Association
Adjunct Faculty-Stetson University-College of Law

Course Information

Domestic violence and sexual abuse happens to all walks of life. Perpetrators do not discriminate among gender, sexual orientation, race or other factors that make us who we are. The prosecutor will encounter victims that fit in the LGBTQ+ spectrum. Although our criminal statutes are the same for domestic violence or sexual battery regardless of whether the victim is within the LGBTQ+ spectrum, the victim isn’t. During this presentation we will discuss the unique aspects of dealing with a victim that identifies as LGBTQ+, how to develop a relationship with your victim, to provide services when needed and how to deal with the victim’s potential reluctance to participate in the prosecution. We will take the basics that we have learned in domestic violence and sexual abuse prosecution and apply it to the unique facts that you will be given. The use of hate crime legislation will briefly be discussed, as well as the use of evidence based prosecution.


This FREE WEBINARwhich is part of our Procedural Justice Series, is available to all members of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association but is limited to the first 95 registrants. Registrants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The last day to register is October 19, 2022. Click here to register today.

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This webinar is worth 1 substantive CLE credit. You must attend the entire webinar to receive credit. To receive credit you must email your completed CLE form to pdaa@pdaa.orgPaper forms sent via mail will no longer be accepted.

A complete CLE form will have the following information:

  1. PA Bar ID #
  2. County/Agency Name
  3. Full Name
  4. Signature (can be electronic)
  5. Zoom Name (the name you used to sign into Zoom to watch the presentation)
  6. 3 Code Words

Additional Requirements:

  • Acceptable electronic CLE forms are either a high-quality PDF scan, a PDF filled out electronically or a high-quality picture with all edges of the form clearly visible.
  • All electronic CLE forms must have the last name of the person requesting CLE credit along with the title of the course in the file name. Abbreviations of the course title are acceptable.
  • All electronic CLE forms must be sent with the course title in the subject line.
  • All electronic CLE forms must be sent as attachments and are not to be included in the body of the email.

Credit will not be given if the above requirements are not met.


If you must cancel, please do so as soon as possible so those on the waiting list can attend. To cancel please contact Támara Heagy at

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PDAI will offer this CLE as an on-demand Web Based Training shortly after the original airing.

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