Tuesday, October 26, 2021
11:00am – 12:00pm PDT

Research is clear that representation by an attorney can improve outcomes whether in civil or criminal justice. Military-connected crime victims may benefit from a military victims’ rights attorney (known as a Victims’ Legal Counsel (VLC) or Special Victims’ Counsel (SVC)) and/or a civilian victims’ rights attorney. This training will host a panel of expert victims’ rights attorneys—both military and civilian—from across the nation who have provided representation to victims on and off installation. Join us to learn about the similarities and differences of these lawyers and how you can help a survivor activate their rights by either connecting them with a lawyer or by enhancing your representation of military-connected victims. This training is open to criminal justice and allied professionals who support or are interested in supporting military-connected victims.

Join presenters: Lieutenant Colonel Lauren A. Shure, Deputy Division Chief of the Special Victims’ Counsel Division; Major Joshua Mikkelsen, Associate Professor, The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School; Lieutenant Commander Alexandra Nica, Victim Legal Counsel; and Russell P. Butler, Adjunct Professor, University of Baltimore Law School as they to discuss what a victims’ rights attorney is, their respective roles, how and where they have protected military-connected victims’ rights, and the value of cross-collaboration in providing effective services for military-connected victims.

For more information and registration details, visit the registration page. 

This project was supported by Award No. 2019-TA-AX-K019 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women. The opinion, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication, conference agenda, or product, are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Department of Justice. Registration information will be shared with our partner organization on the Military Members & Families Project, the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA).