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

  • All live online trainings are open to the general public.
  • All programs are taught by National Crime Victim Law Institute or outside experts.
  • Enhanced NAVRA Members receive a 33% discount off the standard registration fee. View all membership benefits here.
  • Past (recorded) training broadcasts are available to Basic (free) and Enhanced NAVRA members in the On Demand Trainings store. 
  • View our Store FAQs for questions about the trainings, Minimum/Mandatory CLE (MCLE) credit, and refund policy. 

MAY

Retroactivity:  Are Convictions Ever Final?

Date:  Wednesday, May 31, 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:  An application for 1.0 general MCLE credit has been submitted to the Oregon State Bar.  This training has been approved for 1.0 general 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:  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? Surprisingly, the Supreme Court didn't start to address retroactivity until the 1960s. Despite seeming to settle the issue in Teague v. Lane in 1989, the Court issued more retroactivity decisions, and even Congress got involved with the issue in the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996. This program will provide an overview of this area of law and discuss how lower courts resolve the issue of retroactivity. Understanding this complex area of law can inform effective victims' rights advocacy.  

Presenter:  Tung Yin, J.D., Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School. Professor Yin's bio is available here.

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JUNE

Civil Claims for Crime Victims

Date:  Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time:  9:30 a.m. - 10:35 a.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:  An application for 1.0 general MCLE credit will be submitted to the Oregon State Bar.  This training has been approved for 1.0 general 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:  Every crime victim has a potential tort claim against the perpetrator(s) and responsible third parties. Advising the victim whether to pursue such a claim requires some basic knowledge of tort law and the interplay between civil and criminal cases. This program will provide an overview of the most common intentional and negligence tort claims and possible civil legal remedies; address factors to consider when deciding whether and when to file a civil lawsuit; and highlight certain challenges that may arise, including challenges faced by the victim and her/his civil attorney while the criminal proceedings are ongoing.  

Presenter:  Steven J. Kelly, J.D., Partner/Chair, Crime Victim Rights Practice Group, Silverman | Thompson | Slutkin | White. Mr. Kelly's bio is available here.

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