Domestic Violence and Sexual Battery in the LGBTQ+ Community: Web Based Training

Start Time/Date: 12:00 AM Tuesday, November 1, 2022
End Time/Date: 11:59 PM Tuesday, October 31, 2023
ADDRESS: Web Based Training

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This training is only available to members of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association. Enter your email address in the space below and then click the submit button to register. If you are unable to register and are a member of PDAA, please email Támara Heagy at ASAP.
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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 Web Based Training is available to all members of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association from November 1, 2022 through October 31, 2023. Submit your email address above to register today.

How to Watch

Please refer to your confirmation email for the link to watch this presentation. Please do not wait until the last day to watch the video. Too many people watching the video at one time will slow the video and affect the quality of your viewing experience. Once you have watched the video, please email your completed CLE form to no later than October 31, 2023. The link to the video will be disabled on the morning of November 1, 2023.


This web based training is worth 1 substantive CLE credit. You must watch the entire presentation to receive credit. Partial credit will not be given. To receive credit you must email your completed CLE form to Paper 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. Date You Watched the Video (If you watched the video over the course of several days, please list the date you finished watching.)
  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.

CLE Form Submission Dates

CLE forms will be collected and submitted once per month. Deadlines for CLE forms are as follows:

  • November 30, 2022
  • December 16, 2022
  • January 27, 2023
  • February 24, 2023
  • March 24, 2023
  • April 21, 2023
  • May 26, 2023
  • June 23, 2023
  • July 21, 2023
  • August 25, 2023
  • September 22, 2023
  • October 31, 2023

If you have a compliance date within the deadlines listed above, please be sure to submit your CLE form the month PRIOR to your compliance date in order for them to be submitted on time.

Don’t see your credits listed even though you turned in a form? Please call Támara Heagy at 717-238-5416 before resending your form.

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