School navigation

National Crime Victim Law Institute

Florida: ABC’s of Representing Victims of Crime

Date: 8:30am - 4:30pm PDT April 27, 2012 Location: Florida Coastal School of Law, 8787 Baypine Road, Room 420, Jacksonville, FL 32256

  • Event Image

Florida Coastal School of Law, 8787 Baypine Road, Room 420, Jacksonville, FL 32256

Access to justice requires competent legal advocacy, and yet too often victims of crime do not receive the legal representation that they need to protect their rights. You can help!

In honor of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, join the country’s leading experts on victim law from NCVLI and the Florida Coastal School of Law on Friday, April 27, 2012, for a practical skills continuing legal education course* at the Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida. Presenters include Meg Garvin, Executive Director of NCVLI, Terry Campos, staff attorney with NCVLI, Florida Coastal Law Professor Mary Margaret Giannini, and victims’ attorney Jay Howell of Jay Howell & Associates.

This full-day program has been developed primarily for lawyers and will provide a general overview of crime victims’ rights law, guide you through the basic steps involved in representing crime victims, and teach the “how to’s” of asserting crime victims’ rights in Florida state courts. The training will focus primarily on pretrial practice by highlighting commonly occurring issues that may require motion practice and discussing ways to litigate those issues.  It will also address ethical problems that may arise when representing crime victims and provide a overview of some events during trial and post-conviction stages that may implicate victims’ rights. 

Whether you know nothing about victims’ rights or you already have some experience, this training will provide you with the tools to become an effective advocate for Florida crime victims.

The Florida program is a part of Enhancing Justice for Crime Victims - a series of in-person and webinar continuing legal education courses being taught throughout the country in 2012 by NCVLI and members of NCVLI’s bar association, the National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys (NAVRA)** on a variety of victims’ rights topics.  For more information on the training series, please click here.

 *This activity qualifies for 6 credit hours toward CLE requirements for The Florida Bar, including 1 credit hour of legal ethics.

Click here to view the Agenda

Standard - $125

Non-profit, Government or Academic - $75
(Enhanced NAVRA Members** receive a $50 discount)

Florida Coastal School of Law Alumni - $25
Lewis & Clark Law School Alumni - $25

Law Students - Free (limited space)

Cancellation Policy:
Tuition minus $25 handling fee will be refunded provided a written request is submitted to NCVLI and received by 5pm Pacific Time, Friday, April 20, 2012.

Lawyers & Victim Advocates - REGISTER HERE

Law Students - REGISTER HERE

Law students may register at no charge. Due to limited capacity, only registered law student attendees will be admitted.  If you are unable to register because the system indicates that registration capacity is full, please email NCVLI at to be placed on a wait list.

**The National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys (NAVRA) is NCVLI’s Bar Association of practitioners committed to the protection, enforcement, and advancement of crime victims’ rights nationwide.  Membership provides numerous benefits including access to free webinar trainings, and it may also include a $50 discount for select in-person trainings during 2012.  Visit to join today!

This presentation is produced by the National Crime Victim Law Institute under Grant No. 2009-SC-B9-0114, awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed here are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.