Thursday, June 1, 2006
Lewis & Clark Law School’s National Crime Victim Law Institute sponsors its fifth conference exclusively for civil rights lawyers who defend the rights of crime victims in the criminal process. The conference, titled “The Power of One, the Strength of Many: Advancing Victims’ Rights,” is scheduled for June 16 and 17 in Portland, Oregon.
“Crime victim law is still an emerging area of law,” said Executive Director Doug Beloof. “But with the passage of the Federal Crime Victims’ Rights Act, victim law is becoming more and more part of the fabric of the criminal justice system and attorneys, judges, and advocates need to be aware of it.”
Established in 2000, the National Crime Victim Law Institute is the only national organization working to assert victims’ rights in criminal trial and appellate courts. More. . . [Mark Godsey]