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National Crime Victim Law Institute

Child-Victims: Providing Effective Rights Enforcement Representation

Date: February 24, 2012 - February 25, 2012 Location: Legal Research Center, Faculty Lounge

Legal Research Center, Faculty Lounge

As part of NCVLI’s commitment to furthering the rights of child-victims of crime, the Safeguarding Child-Victims’ Rights Initiative has spent the past year working with an eleven-member multidisciplinary curriculum committee to develop an intensive two-day, skills-based training on how to provide effective rights enforcement representation to child-victims of crime.  

We are happy to announce that registration is now open for this training titled Child-Victims: Providing Effective Rights Enforcement Representation to be held on February 24th and 25th at Lewis & Clark Law School.*

This intensive two-day training will provide participants with an overview of victims’ rights and a detailed afternoon of child development knowledge and age-appropriate techniques for working with a child-victim client. The training will offer in-depth information and practical litigation skills that can assist attorneys in asserting a child-victims’ rights throughout a criminal proceeding, and additional sessions will focus on ethical issues, issue-spotting and referrals for related issues, and resisting the temptation to be all things to a child-victim client.

This training has been developed primarily for lawyers who are interested in helping child-victims enforce their rights in a criminal proceeding, and it focuses heavily on arguments and motions that can be made on behalf of a child-victim. NCVLI has applied to the Oregon State Bar for 12.5 CLE credits, including 1.75 Ethics credits and 3 Access to Justice credits (pending approval).

Tuition - $30.00

To see the agenda for the training, click here.

For more information about the Safeguarding Child-Victims’ Rights Initiative, click here.   

Want to attend, but can’t make this date? Stay tuned: two additional trainings will be offered in locations across the country in the Spring and Summer of 2012.


*Training times are Friday, February 24th 8:00 am - 3:30 pm and Saturday, February 25th 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


This project is funded by Grant No. 2010-VF-GX-K004 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this document do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.