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.
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
Protecting Victims' Rights During COVID-19
23 Apr 2020
NCVLI remains on the frontlines of victims' rights protection as crime victims are forced to navigate the shifting legal reality during the COVID-19 pandemic. This presentation will identify the key victims’ rights impacted by some of the justice system’s COVID-19 responses across the country and review legal strategies that individual victims’ attorneys and NCVLI are employing to help protect victims' rights in the current landscape.
Meg Garvin & Amy Liu
20 Years of NCVLI's Advocacy
22 Apr 2020
Enhancing fairness and justice for victims requires a process of social change built on a balanced approach of legal advocacy, training & education, and public policy. 2020 marks 20 years since NCVLI began advancing victims' rights through that approach.
A Child Should Be Seen and Heard: Representing Minor Victims of Sexual Violence
24 Mar 2020
How do we seek justice for a client whose competency is questioned from the beginning? Due to their vulnerability, children have special rights in legal proceedings.
Yvonne Chin, Senior Staff Attorney, & Riddhi Mukhopadhyay, Legal Director, Sexual Violence Law Center
Behind and Beyond the Bench: Victims' Rights Enforcement and Interacting with Judges and Others
27 Feb 2020
Legal professionals can work in myriad ways and venues to create space for crime victims' rights in their jurisdictions. This presentation will discuss promising strategies for victims' rights attorneys and advocates to interact with judges and others inside and outside of the courtroom.