December 5, 2023 | 12 PM – 12:30 PM PST | Virtual

Ethics & Victims’ Rights: Navigating the No-Contact Rule

State rules of professional conduct limit when attorneys and certain non-attorneys with whom they work can communicate directly with crime victims who are represented by counsel. This training explores these limitations in the context of victims’ rights law and practice. NCVLI will provide a brief overview of the scope and application of no-contact rules to communications with represented victims. Two experienced victims’ rights attorneys – Jamie Balson from Legal Services for Crime Victims in Arizona and Mariam El-menshawi from California Victims Legal Resource Center – will then share their experiences with, and practice tips for, navigating no-contact rules while also facilitating victims’ access to their rights.

Registration ends 11/21/2023

Facilitated by:

Susie Cowen, National Crime Victim Law Institute

Presented by:

Jamie Balson, Crime Victims’ Rights Attorney, Legal Services for Crime Victims in Arizona

Mariam El-menshawi, Executive Director, California Victims Legal Resource Center

CLE Accreditation:

An application will be submitted to the Oregon State Bar for .5 Ethics CLE credits. Once approved in Oregon, this program will be approved for .5 CLE credits with the State Bar of California; NCVLI is an approved CA multiple activity provider. The training may be eligible for CLE credit in other states; a certificate of attendance will be available after the program.

National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys (NAVRA) is a project of National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI).

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