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National Crime Victim Law Institute

Webinar: Analyzing the Latest Interventions in the Response to Military Sexual Assault

Date: 12:00pm - 1:15pm PDT September 10

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Sexual Assault in the military is an issue that has drawn national attention.  Many interventions to prevent and respond to this epidemic have taken place.  This training will look at the evolution of victim services and rights in the military, focusing in large part on the emerging role of Special Victim Counsel.  The trainers will discuss the legal landscape following the landmark decision of LRM v. Kastenberg and implementation of the latest NDAA.

This webinar may be eligible for CLE Credit; check with your local bar association regarding requirements.

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- About the Presenters - 

Capt. Aaron D. Buzawa, J.D., Special Victims’ Counsel, United States Air Force
Captain Aaron D. Buzawa is a Special Victims’ Counsel with the Air Force Legal Operations Agency, Community Legal Services Division – Victims (AFLOA/CLSV), currently assigned to Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.  In this capacity, Capt Buzawa provides independent legal representation to and advocacy on behalf of sexual assault survivors during in a six-state region.  Capt Buzawa has served as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate and prosecutor at Keesler AFB, MS and Hanscom AFB, MA.  Prior to joining the United States Air Force, he served as an Attorney Advisor for the Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review.  He is published in the areas of domestic violence and international terrorism law.

Capt. Dustin B. Kouba, J.D., Special Victims’ Counsel, United Air Force
Captain Dustin B. Kouba is a Special Victims’ Counsel (SVC) with the Air Force Legal Operations Agency, Community Legal Services Division - Victims (AFLOA/CLSV), currently assigned to Joint Base Andrews, MD. In this capacity, Capt Kouba provides independent legal representation to and advocacy on behalf of sexual assault survivors during the investigation and prosecution process.  Prior to his current assignment, Captain Kouba served as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate and prosecutor at Dyess Air Force Base, TX and Joint Base Andrews, MD.

Captain Kouba is from Grand Forks, ND. During law school he was selected for the Air Force Judge Advocate One-Year College Program.  In May of 2009, Captain Kouba completed commissioned officer training through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 610, at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND.

Capt. Lauren Rosenblatt, J.D., Special Victims’ Counsel, United States Air Force
Captain Lauren E. Rosenblatt is a Special Victims’ Counsel with the Air Force Legal Operations Agency, Community Legal Services Division – Victims (AFLOA/CLSV), currently assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.  In this capacity, Capt Rosenblatt provides independent legal representation to and advocacy on behalf of sexual assault survivors in a six-state region.  Prior to her current assignment, Capt Rosenblatt served as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate and prosecutor at Little Rock Air Force Base, AR and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.  Capt Rosenblatt attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she received her commission as a second lieutenant through Air Force ROTC in May 2006.  She graduated from Mississippi College School of Law in May 2009 and entered active duty as an Air Force judge advocate in October 2009 after completing the educational delay program.  During law school, Capt Rosenblatt served as an intern assigned to Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi and was a member of the Law Review.  She is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Judicial Court of Mississippi, the United States Court of Criminal Appeals for the Armed Forces and the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals

Facilitated by NCVLI Staff Attorney, Rebecca S.T. Khalil

 

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.