ncvli online learningNAVRA offers affordable continuing legal education (CLE) trainings on various topics of interest to practitioners working with crime victims.  

  • All programs are taught by National Crime Victim Law Institute or outside experts.
  • Live trainings are open to the general public.
  • Past (recorded) trainings are available in the On Demand Trainings store.
  • Enhanced NAVRA Members receive a 33% discount off the standard registration fee. View all membership benefits here.
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SEPTEMBER

What Happens When Criminal Defendants Fail to Pay Restitution?

Date:  Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time:  12:00 p.m. - 1:05 p.m. (Pacific)
Duration:  65 minutes (1.0 credit)
Cost:  $26.80 for Enhanced NAVRA members, $40 for Free NAVRA members/General Public.  For group viewing rate with no CLE credit, visit registration ticket for more information.

MCLE Accreditation:  This training has been approved for 1.0 general MCLE credit with the State Bar of California and or 1.0 general MCLE credit by the Oregon State Bar. The training may be eligible for MCLE credit in other states; a certificate of attendance will be available after the program.

Description:  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. Every jurisdiction also has laws in place to help enforce restitution orders--including availability of sanctions, among other criminal consequences, and the designation of government agencies to help collect restitution for victims. Unfortunately, the reality is that despite these laws, victims are fighting every day to secure the full amount of restitution ordered by the criminal courts. This program will address securing collection of restitution from the perspective of a victims’ attorney. The presenter will focus on collecting restitution, relying on tools available to victims' attorneys in both civil and criminal courts, outlining key steps for victims’ attorneys to consider, identifying common challenges, and highlighting some litigation strategies to help maximize recovery of the amounts due from the perpetrators.    

Presenter:  Randall Udelman, Esq., Member, Udelman Law Firm, P.L.C., and Co-founder, Arizona Crime Victim Rights Law Group.  Mr. Udelman's bio is available here.

Registration has closed for this program, but will be available On Demand soon! 


NOVEMBER

Ethical Considerations for Safeguarding Victim Privacy in a Digital World

Date:  Friday, November 17, 2017
Time:  11:30 a.m. - 1:05 p.m. (Pacific)
Duration:  95 minutes (1.5 credits)
Cost:  $36.85 for Enhanced NAVRA members, $55 for Free NAVRA members/General Public.  For group viewing rate with no CLE credit, visit registration ticket for more information.

MCLE Accreditation:  An application for 0.75 general and 0.75 ethics MCLE credits will be submitted to the Oregon State Bar.  This training has been approved for 0.75 general and 0.75 ethics MCLE credit with the State Bar of California. The training may be eligible for MCLE credit in other states; a certificate of attendance will be available after the program.

Description:  Victims of gender-based violence often disclose intimate details of their private lives and their victimization to multiple professionals over the course of a case. Furthermore, a victim’s cell phone, computer, or social media accounts may contain relevant evidence, that raises additional privacy concerns.  Prosecutors have an obligation to provide the defense with all evidence in the government’s possession or control that is material to a defendant’s guilt or punishment.  How can we fulfill that obligation, while at the same time safeguarding victim privacy against unnecessary disclosure?  How do these privacy considerations and obligations affect the practice of victim attorneys?  These cases present unique ethical challenges related to privacy and confidentiality, prosecutorial discretion, recantation, and disclosure of evidence.  In this training, the presenters will use hypothetical case scenarios to:

  • Address ethical considerations in the context of discovery obligations, digital evidence, the investigative function of the prosecutor, and the role of the victim’s attorney;
  • Identify confidential, privileged, non-material, and/or irrelevant victim information and records;
  • Discuss strategies to prevent unnecessary disclosure of evidence;
  • Introduce pretrial and trial strategies that support the protection of victim privacy.

Presenters:  Jane Anderson, J.D., Attorney Advisor, AEquitas; and Rebecca Khalil, J.D., Staff Attorney, NCVLI.  Ms. Anderson's bio is available here, and Ms. Khalil's bio is available here.

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