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National Crime Victim Law Institute

Utah: ABC’s of Representing Victims of Crime

Date: 8:30am - 4:30pm PDT August 13, 2012 Location: University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 107, Salt Lake City, Utah

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 107, Salt Lake City, Utah

Access to justice requires competent legal advocacy, and yet too often victims of crime do not receive the legal representation that they need to protect their rights.  You can help! 

On Monday, August 13, 2012, join NCVLI’s leading experts on victims’ rights law from for a practical skills continuing legal education course at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in Salt Lake City, Utah. Guest presenters include, Paul Cassell, former federal judge and current Utah Law Professor, and Heidi Nestel, Executive Director and Staff Attorney at the Utah Crime Victims Legal Clinic. For more information about our presenters, click here.

This full-day program has been developed primarily for lawyers and will provide a general overview of crime victims’ rights law, guide you through the basic steps involved in representing crime victims in criminal cases, and teach the “how to’s” of asserting crime victims’ rights in Utah state courts. The training will focus primarily on pretrial practice by highlighting commonly occurring issues that may require motion practice and discussing ways to litigate those issues.  It will also address ethical problems that may arise when representing crime victims and provide an overview of some events during trial and post-conviction stages that may implicate victims’ rights. 

Whether you know nothing about victims’ rights or you already have some experience, this training will provide you with the tools to become an effective advocate for Utah crime victims.

This Utah program is a part of a series of in-person and webinar continuing legal education courses being taught throughout the country in 2012 by NCVLI and members of NCVLI’s bar association, the National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys (NAVRA)** on a variety of victims’ rights topics.  For more information on the training series, please click here.

This activity qualifies for 6 credit hours toward Utah CLE requirements, including 1 credit hour of legal ethics.

Click here to view the Tentative Agenda.


Standard - $125
Nonprofit, Government or Academic - $75
(Enhanced NAVRA Members,* Lewis & Clark Law alumni, and University of Utah Law alumni: $50 discount)
Law Students - Free (limited space)

 ~ Lunch on your own ~

Fee waivers are available. Please contact

Cancellation Policy
Tuition minus $25 handling fee will be refunded provided a written request is submitted to NCVLI and received by 5pm Pacific Time, Monday, August 6, 2012.

Lawyers & Victim Advocates - REGISTER HERE

Law Students - REGISTER HERE

Law students may register at no charge. Due to limited capacity, only registered law student attendees will be admitted.  If you are unable to register because the system indicates that registration capacity is full, please email NCVLI at to be placed on a wait list.

*The National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys (NAVRA) is NCVLI’s Bar Association of practitioners committed to the protection, enforcement, and advancement of crime victims’ rights nationwide.  Membership provides numerous benefits including access to free webinar trainings, and it may also include a $50 discount for select in-person trainings during 2012.  Visit to join today!


This presentation is produced by the National Crime Victim Law Institute under Grant No. 2009-SC-B9-0114, awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed here are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.