Representing Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault
27 Feb 2018
This training, taught by an attorney and Title IX expert with a national practice of civil representation of sexual violence survivors, describes how to effectively represent survivors of sexual assault victims in the school and college setting.
Cari Simon, Esq.
Restitution Review: Select Cases From The Past Year
26 Jul 2017
Criminal restitution plays a key role in helping victims heal and survive after their offenders' conviction. In this program, the presenters will review select state and federal cases from the past 12 months, articulate areas of celebration (or concern), and identify strategies for practitioners who must deal with the hurdles recent case law may present in their cases.
Meg Garvin, J.D. & Amy C. Liu, J.D.
Retroactivity: Are Convictions Ever Final
31 May 2020
When the United States Supreme Court issues a decision―such as Miranda v. Arizona―announcing a new rule of law and overturning a criminal defendant's conviction, did that rule apply retroactively, calling into question the conviction of all other prisoners whose convictions were flawed by the same constitutional violation?
Tung Yin, J.D.
Second Offense: How to Assist LGBTQ Crime Victims to Avoid Further Harm
21 Jan 2020
This training will provide a comprehensive guide to serving crime victim clients who are in the LGBTQ+ community and come to legal services providers for assistance with related legal issues. Attendees can expect to learn a brief cultural competency piece coupled with substantive legal protections that exist to aid advocates in serving their clients.
Shary Sanchez, Esq. & Sarah Filcher, Esq.
Understanding Victim Advocates: How Advocacy Can Support the Work of Legal Professionals
26 Feb 2019
Victim advocates can be a vital part of a victim/survivor’s experience. Understanding advocacy and the role of victim advocates can help attorneys better leverage these services to benefit the victims in their cases.
Katrina Rodriguez and Cecilia Wolfe
Using Asset Forfeiture to Compensate Victims of Crime
14 Jun 2018
In the aftermath of crime, financial compensation is often critical to crime victims’ recovery and sometimes their survival. This training provides an overview of how remission and restoration can be a valuable source of financial recovery to victims of federal crimes where asset forfeiture has occurred.
Carly F. Diroll-Black, Attorney Advisor U.S. Department of Justice
Victim Services and Potential Pitfalls: Avoiding the Unauthorized Practice of Law
28 May 2020
Victims of crime often seek out and receive assistance from a range of service providers, including attorneys, victim advocates, and medical specialists. Each of these professionals can provide different and often-complementary types of assistance, information, support, and advice.
Rebecca S.T. Khalil, JD
What Happens When Criminal Defendants Fail to Pay Restitution CLE Training
20 Sep 2020
Crime victims often suffer immeasurable harm as a result of the crime. Restitution is one mechanism by which the criminal justice system can ensure that the perpetrators, not the victims, bear the burden of crime victims’ economic losses. Fortunately, every jurisdiction has laws in place addressing restitution, and dozens of jurisdictions provide victims with constitutional and statutory rights to full restitution in every case.
Why Prosecutors Do What They Do: Building Effective Partnerships Between Prosecutors and Victim Counsel
26 Sep 2019
The interests of victims are best served when victims’ attorneys and prosecutors understand one another. This training will cover the sometimes competing legal and ethical obligations that prosecutors must uphold in their pursuit of justice for victims, the defendant and the government.
Katharine Manning, President and Founder of Blackbird LLC, and Sarah McClellan, Assistant U.S. Attorney
Introduction to Victims’ Rights Enforcement
14 Jun 2019
This presentation provides an overview of crime victims' rights, identifies the most common stages in a criminal case where victims' rights are at risk, and discusses how attorneys and advocates can help assert and seek enforcement of those rights.
Meg Garvin, J.D.