Civilian Advocacy for Victims’ Rights in Military Justice
Civilian Advocacy for Victims’ Rights in Military Justice
Date Time Where CLE Credits Cost
11:00am PDT
1.5 General CLE

Civilian advocates and attorneys can provide valuable victims’ rights support and advocacy for victims in military justice proceedings – yet few non-military members are sufficiently familiar with the military justice system and how civilian-provided advocacy can support victims’ rights in military justice. Join members of the NCVLI legal team in a facilitated discussion with a seasoned military advocate and an experienced military attorney for victims that is designed to familiarize civilian victim service providers with military processes, rights and options for survivors. Participants will gain a better understanding of the military-connected programs available to victims and how civilian advocates and attorneys can provide victims’ rights support to military-connected survivors.


Facilitated by:

Rebecca Khalil, Director of Victim Assistance & Training, National Crime Victim Law Institute


Presented by:

Lieutenant Colonel Leah Eccles Watson, Policy Officer, National Guard Special Victims' Counsel Program

Sergeant First Class Freyja E. Eccles, Intern & Victim Advocate, National Crime Victim Law Institute


CLE Accreditation:

An application will be submitted to the Oregon State Bar for 1.5 General CLE credits. Once approved in Oregon, this program will be approved for 1.5 CLE credits with the State Bar of California; NCVLI is an approved CA multiple activity provider. The training may be eligible for CLE credit in other states; a certificate of attendance will be available after the program.

These training materials are supported by Grant No. 2020-V3-GX-K022, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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