National Crime Victim Law Institute
Avenues of Financial Recovery for Crime Victims
Date: 12:00pm - 1:15pm PDT May 15, 2014
In the aftermath of crime, financial compensation is often critical to crime victims’ recovery and sometimes their survival. This webinar provides attorneys and advocates interested in offering holistic services to survivors with an overview of three avenues of financial recovery — administrative compensation programs, criminal justice system, and civil lawsuits — to better assist survivors in regaining some financial stability in the aftermath of a crime. The presentation will highlight some of the rules and procedures that crime victims may need to navigate when seeking victims’ compensation, criminal restitution, and civil damages. It will then examine criminal restitution in more detail, as the right to restitution is a fundamental right that is frequently the subject of technical assistance provided by NCVLI to the violence against women community.
This webinar may be eligible for CLE Credit; check with you local bar association regarding requirements.
- About the Presenter -
Amy Liu, J.D.
At NCVLI, Ms. Liu has provided legal technical assistance to attorneys and victim advocates on a wide range of crime victims’ rights issues; drafted trial and appellate amicus briefs; presented on victims’ rights issues at local and national conferences; and conducted practical skills trainings for attorneys across the country. Before joining NCVLI, Ms. Liu worked in student services at the University of Iowa College of Law and also practiced law as a litigation associate in the Los Angeles offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. Ms. Liu clerked for the Honorable Audrey B. Collins and the Honorable Robert J. Kelleher of the United States District Court, Central District of California. She received her B.A. in Economics/Business and J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Joined NCVLI in November 2010
This webinar was supported by Grant No. 2012-TA-AX-K030 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this training are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.