Webinar: Representing Victims Who Don't fit Society's "Mold"
Date: 12:00pm - 1:15pm PDT November 12 PST
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The justice systems are predominately designed for able-bodied victims who speak English. Securing access to justice for victims with disabilities whether they have impaired vision or hearing, high anxiety, or use a wheelchair, or for persons who have English as a second language can be challenging. This session will include a panel of lawyers who can provide practice tips for securing access to justice.
This webinar may be eligible for CLE Credit; check with you local bar association regarding requirements.
- About the Presenters -
Sarah LeClair, J.D.
Ms. LeClair is an attorney at NCVLI. She participates in the continued development and implementation of NCVLI’s national litigation and education strategies, including providing legal technical support to attorneys and advocates and writing amicus briefs on a wide variety of victim-law related topics. Ms. LeClair also leads NCVLI’s legal publications project, with responsibility for managing the content, look, and distribution of NCVLI’s legal publications. Before joining NCVLI, Ms. LeClair served as judicial clerk for the Honorable Rick Haselton of the Court of Appeals of the State of Oregon, after which she practiced law as a litigation associate at Miller Nash LLP in Portland, Oregon. During law school Ms. LeClair interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia and with the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Appellate Section. She has a B.A. in History from the University of Oregon and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law,
As part of the Legal Assistance for Crime Victims: An OVC Capacity Building Initiative, OVC TTAC and the National Crime Victim Law Institute are working collaboratively to expand the availability of pro bono and no-cost legal assistance for victims of crime nationally. Part of that collaboration includes developing and delivering a series of webinar trainings. This webinar is one in the series. Visit www.ovcttac.org to learn more. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in the webinar are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Office for Victims of Crime or OVC TTAC.