National Crime Victim Law Institute
NAVRA Online CLE Training
Date: 12:00pm - 1:05pm PDT September 20
What Happens When Criminal Defendants Fail to Pay Restitution?
Crime victims often suffer immeasurable harm as a result of the crime. Restitution is one mechanism by which the criminal justice system can ensure that the perpetrators, not the victims, bear the burden of crime victims’ economic losses. Fortunately, every jurisdiction has laws in place addressing restitution, and dozens of jurisdictions provide victims with constitutional and statutory rights to full restitution in every case. Every jurisdiction also has laws in place to help enforce restitution orders–including availability of sanctions, among other criminal consequences, and the designation of government agencies to help collect restitution for victims. Unfortunately, the reality is that despite these laws, victims are fighting every day to secure the full amount of restitution ordered by the criminal courts. This program will address securing collection of restitution from the perspective of a victims’ attorney. The presenter will focus on collecting restitution, relying on tools available to victims’ attorneys in both civil and criminal courts, outlining key steps for victims’ attorneys to consider, identifying common challenges, and highlighting some litigation strategies to help maximize recovery of the amounts due from the perpetrators.
Presenter: Randall Udelman, Esq., Member, Udelman Law Firm, P.L.C., and Co-founder, Arizona Crime Victim Rights Law Group. Mr. Udelman’s bio is available here.
MCLE Accreditation: An application for 1.0 general MCLE credit will be submitted to the Oregon State Bar. This training has been approved for 1.0 general MCLE credit with the State Bar of California. The training may be eligible for MCLE credit in other states; a certificate of attendance will be available after the program.