How to build a domestic abuse case without a lawyer
Legal systems and procedures can be complex, slow and rigid. This can discourage a lot of us from seeking help, especially without the right information.
In this course, we will walk you through types of evidence you need to build a case of domestic abuse by collecting and presenting evidence.
You can use the steps in this course to convince a lawyer to take your case or help your lawyer make your case better.
Even if you do not seek to file a case, you can still use this evidence as leverage to approach social services or any organisation that helps domestic abuse victims and survivors. You can also store these evidence to use later, if you ever wish to file a case.
This course has been built by survivors of domestic abuse with the help of lawyers from many countries. While the course is not specific to the laws of every country, this information will be useful for most countries.
- Note 1 - How to use this course
- Note 2 - Collecting evidence
- Note 3- Type of evidence
- Note 4 - Types of evidence: Documentary evidence
- Note 5 - Types of evidence: Physical/real evidence
- Note 6 - Types of evidence: Testimony
- Note 7 - Types of evidence: Original
- Note 8 - Types of evidence: Hearsay
- Note 9 - Documenting abuse
- Note 10 - Presenting your case: Folder
- Note 11 - Presenting your case: Cover letter
- Note 12 - Presenting your case: Personal statement
- Note 13 - Presenting your case: Timeline of events
- Note 14 - Presenting your case: Supporting statements
- Note 15 - Evidence type: Audio
- Note 16 - Evidence type: Pictures
- Note 17 - Evidence type: Video
- Note 18 - Evidence type: Reports from agencies
- Note 19 - Evidence type: Journal/diary entries
- Note 20 - A very quick online privacy check part 1
- Note 21 - A very quick online privacy check part 2