National Crime Victim Law Institute
Webinar: Standing: What is it? How do you know if you have it when others say you don’t? What do you do with it?
Date: 12:00pm - 1:15pm PDT May 21, 2014
NCVLI has been training nationally on victims’ rights for more than 10 years and the recurring mantra from the field is “We can’t litigate that in our state.” Importantly, the law provides standing for victims to litigate at least some of their rights in every state at the trial level and there is some appellate review available for most rights violations.
Unfortunately, because of the legacy of victims being perceived as witnesses or evidence in a case rather than interested participants too few lawyers and judges undertake a true standing analysis. This training will be an in-depth discussion of legal standing and the “how” of litigating when others say you can’t do it.
This webinar may be eligible for CLE Credit; check with you local bar association regarding requirements.
- About the Presenter -
Rebecca Khalil, J.D.
Ms. Khalil is an attorney with NCVLI and is the Safeguarding Child-Victims’ Rights Initiative Director. At NCVLI, Ms. Khalil researches victims’ rights laws and policies across the United States, drafts amicus briefs, provides technical legal assistance to attorneys and advocates nationwide, and creates and presents online and in-person trainings and webinars on a variety of victims’ rights topics. Before joining NCVLI, Ms. Khalil was a litigation associate with Baker & Hostetler LLP in New York City, where she worked on a number of complex commercial and business litigations, including trade secret, securities, and contract cases, as well as white collar criminal defense, governmental and quasi-governmental matters, and corporate investigations. During law school, she was an extern with the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Jose, California. Ms. Khalil holds a B.A. in History from Seattle University and earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif.
As part of the Legal Assistance for Crime Victims: An OVC Capacity Building Initiative, OVC TTAC and the National Crime Victim Law Institute are working collaboratively to expand the availability of pro bono and no-cost legal assistance for victims of crime nationally. Part of that collaboration includes developing and delivering a series of webinar trainings. This webinar is one in the series. Visit www.ovcttac.org to learn more. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in the webinar are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Office for Victims of Crime or OVC TTAC.