2014 Crime Victim Law Conference

Each year NCVLI accepts nominations for Outstanding Achievement Awards in three categories: Legal Advocacy, Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victims’ Services, and Victims’ Rights Partnership; and Service Awards in two categories: Pro Bono of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. 

Awards

 

The 2014 Awards have been announced:

Outstanding Achievement Awards

 - Legal Advocacy Award - Amy Terrible, J.D

 - Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award - Catherine Harper Lee

 - Victims’ Rights Partnership Award - Courthouse Dogs Foundation

NCVLI Service Awards

 - Pro Bono Attorney of the Year - Shelbi Day, JD

 - Volunteer of the Year - Elizabeth Morrison

Click here to learn more about the award winners.

 
Past Recipients

Legal Advocacy Award

2013 – Russell Butler
2012 – Erin Olson
2011 – Steve Kelly
2010 – Heidi Nestel
2009 – Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project
2008 – Steven J. Twist
2007 – Jamie Mills
2006 – Cynthia Hora
2005 - Paul Cassell
2004 – Richard D. Pompelio
2003 - Jay Howell & Cynthia Lee Carter
2002 – Lyn Schollett
2001 – Wendy Murphy 

Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award

2013 – Chanpone Sinlapasai, JD
2012 – Jennifer Storm
2011- Anne Seymour
2010 – Steve Doell
2009 – Steve Derene
2008 – Roberta Roper
2007 – John Stein
2006 – Diane Moyer
2005 – Kathy Skaggs
2004 – Gail Burns-Smith 

Victims’ Rights Partnership Award

2013 - Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)
2012 - Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center & Denver District Attorney’s Office
2011- Alaska Office of Victims’ Rights
2010 - Victim Witness Section of the United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Arizona
2009 - Mónica Ramírez
2008 - Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, James McIntyre, & Russ Rato
2007 - Attorney General Hardy Myers
2006 - Grant County Prosecutor’s Office & Dano, Gilbert & Ahrend P.L.L.C.

Pro Bono of the Year Award

2013 – Perkins Coie LLP
2012 – Michael Fell
2011 – Keith Franz

Volunteer of the Year

2013 - Caroline Park
2012 - Matthew Merryman

Never Whisper Justice; Demand Victims’ Rights

June 20-21, 2014, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland,OR