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National Crime Victim Law Institute - Law School - Lewis & Clark

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:        How many CLE credits are available through Conference?

A:        For Oregon Attorneys: Prior Conferences have had 11-13 Oregon CLE credits available. NCVLI will be applying for Oregon CLE credit, including general, ethics, access to justice, and practice credits.  We will have a precise number of approved credits available soon. For Other Attorneys: For states beyond Oregon please see the next FAQ.  

Q:        Are my CLE credits earned at Conference applicable outside of Oregon?

A:        Attendees seeking CLE credit outside of Oregon will be provided with a certificate of attendance which notes the total number of hours of the Conference but does not certify attendance at any particular session.  Attendees can then petition their state Bar Association for credit. NCVLI does not seek certification outside of Oregon.

Q:        Can my organization provide information to Conference attendees? If so, how?

A:        For a fee, NCVLI will have an unstaffed Exhibit Hall for victim service nonprofit and governmental organizations to display literature such as brochures, pamphlets, and leaflets. A full table can be purchased for $500 and shared table for $250. Space is limited, however.  

Click here to register as an Exhibitor.

Q:        Are scholarships available for attendees?

A:        Yes, professional development scholarships and a student scholarship are available. Please visit the registration and tuition page for more details. 

Q:        Can I get a DVD or CD of Conference content?

A:        NCVLI does not provide CD or DVD of Conference materials. We do, however, provide attendees access to a password-protected website on which all Conference materials (e.g. PowerPoints, cases, pleadings) are uploaded and can be viewed and downloaded for personal use after Conference.

Q:        Can I register for just one day of Conference?

A:        Yes, single day rates are available. Please visit the registration and tuition page for more details. 

Q:        I registered for Conference but am only able to attend one day or cannot attend the event at all, can I transfer my registration to someone else?

A:        Registrations may be transferred to another member of your organization for no fee if the request is submitted by Friday, April 27, 2018. Registration transfers will not be allowed after that date. Transfer requests can be emailed to ncvliconference@lclark.edu and need to include the original registration confirmation along with the name and contact information of the new person who is being registered.

We do not allow partial registration transfers for 1 day and encourage attendees to register using a 1 day ticket if that better suits their needs.

Q:        I am unable to attend Conference but would like a copy of Conference materials. How do I obtain a copy of the materials if I am not an attendee?

A:        All materials provided at Conference or made available on the password protected website after the Conference are solely for the benefit of paid Conference attendees. If you are a paid attendee but simply cannot attend you will still have access to the password-protected website after the Conference.  If you are not a paid attendee we cannot provide you the materials.  

Q:       Is transportation provided to the Conference?

A:       The Conference is located within walking distance of both recommended Conference hotels and many nearby restaurants and shops.  Transportation from the airport to/from the Conference hotel is the responsibility of the attendee.  Public transportation options can be found using The TriMet Trip Planner or you can contact your hotel for particular guidance regarding your best airport transportation options.

Q:        What is different about this training?
 

A:       The Crime Victim Law Conference is the only national conference focusing on victim law, including enforcement of victims’ rights in criminal cases.  So while many trainings are about services and support for victims, this Conference looks at the law of victims’ rights in all systems (criminal, civil, administrative).  While many sessions are taught by lawyers, we integrate a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the impact of law, rights, and the justice system on victims.  We also ensure that while the focus is law, advocates and allied professionals benefit from the sessions as increased understanding of the law and its impact is good for everyone who works with victims. 

Q:       Who is the target audience? 

A:        Our target audience includes lawyers, advocates, and allied professionals working with victims as they navigate justice systems (criminal, civil, administrative).
 
Q:        Is this Conference a look at victim’s rights at a national level? 
 
A:       The Conference includes breakout sessions, and plenaries that address broad, national victims’ rights issues, but also offers glimpses of state- and local-level work so that individuals from different jurisdictions can learn from each other’s practices.
 

Q:       In the overview it states the Conference includes a focus on rights enforcement in criminal cases. What does this mean? 

A:       Most states have constitutional amendments and every state has a statutory scheme that affords victims rights during the criminal investigation and prosecution of the perpetrator.  These rights generally include the rights to be notified, present, and heard at certain times and to seek restitution.  Often these rights are left to the prosecutor to assert on the victim’s behalf, which can mean that the rights are not advocated for as aggressively as a victim may hope, and at other times despite the prosecutor’s advocacy courts ignore the rights and no one seeks appellate relief.  “Victims’ rights enforcement” is that part of victim law that is about victims asserting their rights independently in criminal trial courts and seeking appellate review when those rights are denied.

Q:       Is this an OVW-approved training?

A:      We will be submitting conference approval to OVW and will update this FAQ as we receive more information. In most cases, grantees are required to contact their OVW program specialist to get approval specific to their award and to ensure that a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) is issued. A GAN must be completed before grantees commit or expend any funds related to attending this conference.