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eSANE: Victims’ Rights 101 for Medical Personnel

Objectives: Overview of victims’ rights and why they matter to survivors and understand how advocates, medical personnel, law enforcement, attorneys and other allied professionals can help protect those rights.

Trainers: Amy Liu and Rebecca Khalil, National Crime Victim Law Institute

Crime victims’ rights laws exist in every jurisdiction, including South Dakota. These rights are meant to empower survivors and support their agency. Too often, however, rights are not afforded; instead, survivor voices and choices are co-opted. This session will provide an overview of victims’ rights, why they matter to survivors, and how advocates, medical personnel, law enforcement, attorneys and other allied professionals can help protect those rights.

Amy Liu is the Senior Appellate Attorney at NCVLI. In this capacity she works on NCVLI’s national litigation efforts to advance victims’ rights, crafting strategic litigation plans, writing amicus curiae briefs and counseling other attorneys on effective legal advocacy. In addition, as part of the NCVLI Legal team, Ms. Liu provides legal technical assistance to attorneys, victim advocates and allied professionals nationwide on crime victims’ rights-related topics. Ms. Liu also creates and presents online and in-person trainings on various victims’ rights law topics. Ms. Liu served as the NCVLI Liaison with the American Bar Association’s Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence from 2019-2020. Before joining NCVLI, Ms. Liu worked in student services at the University of Iowa College of Law and practiced law as a litigation associate in the Los Angeles offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. Ms. Liu clerked for the Honorable Audrey B. Collins and the Honorable Robert J. Kelleher of the United States District Court, Central District of California. She received her BA in Economics/Business and JD from the University of California, Los Angeles. Ms. Liu joined NCVLI in November 2010.
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Rebecca Khalil is NCVLI’s Director of Victim Assistance and Training. In this role, she directs NCVLI’s advocate academies and training opportunities. In addition, as part of the legal team, she researches victims’ rights laws and policies across the United States, drafts amicus briefs, provides technical legal assistance to attorneys and advocates nationwide, and creates and presents online and in-person trainings on a variety of victims’ rights topics. From 2010-2012 she directed NCVLI’s Safeguarding Child-Victims’ Rights Initiative. Before joining NCVLI, Rebecca was a litigation associate with Baker & Hostetler LLP in New York City, where she worked on a number of complex commercial and business litigations, including trade secret, securities, and contract cases, as well as white collar criminal defense, governmental and quasi-governmental matters, and corporate investigations. During law school, she was an extern with the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Jose, California. Rebecca holds a BA in History from Seattle University and earned her JD from Stanford Law School, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. Rebecca joined NCVLI in December 2010.
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This training is hosted by CPCM under Grant No. 2019-MU-GX-K014, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations in this document are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Jul 24 2024


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm