Trauma Informed Lawyering: Practical Tools for Working with Survivors
05 Oct 2023
Trauma-Informed awareness is a critically important factor in successful lawyering. This presentation will give participants an overview of how trauma affects both clients and attorneys. It will also provide practical skills for attorneys in their advocacy work for children and adults who have been the victims of violence. In addition, it will address steps attorneys can take in their own self-care while dealing with trauma in their clients.
Amber Kinney, J.D. Amber Kinney Law & Sheldon Levy, Ph.D., M.P.H
Appellate Review: The Cornerstone of Meaningful Victims' Rights
07 Jun 2023
The cornerstone of meaningful crime victims’ rights is securing appellate review. Unfortunately few victims' rights cases make their way to the appellate courts and of these even fewer have victims' rights attorneys in the mix. It is critical for victims’ rights attorneys to know how to create a record and preserve an issue for appellate review. In this session we will discuss the fundamentals of creating a record for review, review some cases that have issued over the past year, and identify how we can collaborate to secure more appellate decisions.
Meg Garvin, National Crime Victim Law Institute
Know Better, Do Better. Seeking Racial Justice in the Victims' Rights Context
06 Jun 2023
In the wake of the 2020 murder of George Floyd, many were forced to confront the injustice and inequity purposefully built into the criminal justice system and the role victims’ rights can play in that injustice and inequity. For Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center, this realization led to an ongoing effort to ensure that all staff are educated on racial justice and prepared to take action to address it within the context of victims’ rights work. This workshop will include recommendations on materials and curriculum to know better, as well as suggested action steps to do better.
Cierra Davis, Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center & Elizabeth Well, Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center
Where To Turn When The Criminal Prosecution Fails
31 May 2023
Participants will receive an overview of the options that a victim of crime may have after, during or as an alternative to criminal prosecution. The program will identify common civil claims arising out of criminal acts, and will explain the mental and financial benefits of those claims for the victim. Additionally, the CLE will highlight legal traps which occasionally diminish the value of the claims or prevent victims from pursuing such claims altogether.
Konrad Kircher, Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima
Victims' Rights: Leveraging 2022 Lessons in 2023
28 Feb 2023
NCVLI's Meg Garvin and Terry Campos, who combined have 35 years experience in victims' rights, will review key developments and lessons learned in victims' rights from cases decided across the country in 2022. Building on these, they will look ahead and identify how these lessons can inform litigation and policy development in 2023.
Meg Garvin & Terry Campos, NCVLI
Challenges for Immigrant Victims Navigating the Criminal Justice System
14 Dec 2022
Crime victims often require legal advocacy for a multitude of legal needs while seeking justice. Crime victims who are immigrants carry an additional layer of legal considerations. This training will examine unique challenges and opportunities that immigrant crime victims must navigate while interacting with the criminal justice system. During this session, a panel of three presenters will bring their own perspectives as an immigration attorney, prosecutor and advocate to deconstruct real scenarios that illustrate the complexities and diverse systems with which an immigrant crime victim must engage.
Glen Banfield, Helen O'Brien, Sarah Purce
The Intersection of Disability Rights and Crime Victims’ Rights
05 Oct 2022
People with disabilities are victimized at staggering rates. Despite the disproportionate number of people with disabilities who are crime victims, crimes against them are under-investigated and under-prosecuted. The presenters, drawing from their daily practice, will share concrete examples of the barriers their clients face and articulate strategies for overcoming these. Attendees will learn about how disability rights and crime victims’ rights complement each other; and how to holistically assess the needs of crime victims to ensure that those with disabilities can be best served.
Essential Motions for Victims' Rights Enforcement
28 Apr 2022
This training will provide an overview of key motions seeking enforcement of victims’ rights, including motions addressing pseudonyms, pretrial release conditions, subpoenas for victims’ records, and more. In addition, the presenters will cover litigation strategies and practice tips to establish a solid foundation from which to protect victims’ rights.
Amy Liu & Terry Campos, NCVLI
Promising Practices for Seeking Restitution
12 Apr 2022
Every state has a statutory provision providing some right to restitution and a number of states have enshrined the right to restitution in their constitutions. During this training, panelists will discuss those legal sources for the right to restitution, explain its purpose, and highlight key cases. The training will also address enforcement for nonpayment and parse promising practices for tracking and seeking restitution.
Maria "Liz" Cervantez, Colleen Clase, Jessica Gattuso, and Erica Williams
Tribal Sovereignty & Victims' Rights: State v. Cooley
03 Dec 2021
On the morning of Tuesday, June 1, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously found in the case United States v. Cooley that a Crow tribal police officer had the authority to detain and search a non-Native suspected of committing a crime on a highway crossing through the Crow Reservation. Cooley, a non-Native, had challenged the authority of tribal law enforcement to stop and detain non-Indians who are suspected of committing crimes within the borders of an Indian reservation and asked the Supreme Court to uphold the Ninth Circuit’s decision which concluded that tribal law enforcement can only stop and detain a non-Indian suspected of committing a crime if it is “apparent” or “obvious” that a crime is being committed. The presenter will discuss the amicus curiae brief filed on behalf of the National Indigenous Women’s Resource, asking the Court to uphold the inherent sovereignty of Tribal Nations to protect their women and children from non-Indian perpetrators of crimes on tribal lands. The presenter will also discuss the Supreme Court’s decision’s impact on issues related to safety for Native women.
Mary Nagle, Partner, Pipestem & Nagle, P.C.
Mary Nagle, Partner, Pipestem & Nagle, P.C.