National Crime Victim Law Institute
Webinar: A High Wire Act: Advocating for Victims While Avoiding Unlawful Practice of Law
Date: 12:00pm - 1:15pm PDT June 11 Location: Legal Research Center
Legal Research Center
Wonderfully, there are a myriad of trainings for the field about victims’ rights and how to protect those rights. Unfortunately, rarely do we discuss the line between vigorous non-legal advocacy and the unlawful practice of law. As victims’ rights become more and more integrated into the practice of law, ensuring one’s advocacy does not inadvertently cross this line is critical. This training will include a discussion of law and ethics, applying them to fact scenarios to help advocates and attorneys learn to navigate the line.
This webinar may be eligible for CLE Credit; check with you local bar association regarding requirements.
- About the Presenter -
Terry Campos, J.D.
Prior to joining NCVLI, Ms. Campos was an appellate attorney with the Office of the State Appellate Defender in Chicago, Illinois. During her time at OSAD, Ms. Campos represented indigent persons on appeal in criminal cases. Ms. Campos interned for the Metropolitan Public Defender in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Campos has a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Florida and a J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College with a certificate in Criminal law.
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.