Calling volunteer attorneys! The 2017 Continuing Legal Education conference for ANDVSA will take place February 20th and 21st in Anchorage. This is our 19th annual CLE on litigating family law cases involving domestic violence and sexual assault.
Please see this brochure for the full agenda and the registration form. If you have questions, feel free to call our Sitka office at 907-747-7545.
If you are registered and have the access code, materials can be found here.
Our featured speakers this year are Jessica Mindlin and Kelsey Worline from the Victim Rights Law Center, and Matthew Peterson and Neil O’Donnell from American College Of Trial Lawyers
Jessica Mindlin directs both the Victim Rights Law Center’s national Technical Assistance programs and the VRLC’s Portland, Oregon, office. She has trained thousands of advocates, lawyers, health care providers, law enforcement, and other victim service providers across the U.S. on how to effectively identify and use the law to meet sexual assault survi-vors’ most urgent needs. Jessica has been active in the movement to end gendered violence since the 1970’s. Her expertise on privacy issues for survivors has been recognized by the Office on Violence Against Women and the Office for Victims of Crime. She has presented trainings and workshops to the U.S. military, the National Assembly of Suriname, and to NGOs and government officials in northern Iraq. She serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at both Lewis and Clark and Louisiana State University law schools. Prior to law school, Jessica worked as a rape crisis counselor, a domestic violence legal advocate, a counselor for runaway youth, a trial assistant, and a waitress.
Kelsey Worline, Esq. is a staff attorney at the Victim Rights Law Center’s Boston office. Kelsey represents rape and sexual assault victims throughout Massachusetts in a wide range of legal areas, including privacy, safety and housing, with a focus on assisting minor survivors. As an attorney on the VRLC’s national Training and Technical Assistance grant, Kelsey provides individual consultations to Legal Assistance to Victims grantees and conducts webinars and trainings on a number of topics including conducting holistic legal intakes, the civil legal response for sexual assault survivors, providing trauma-informed services, identifying and addressing the housing needs of sexual assault survivors, representing minor survivors, and safety planning with non-intimate partner sexual assault victims.
The mission of the American College of Trial Lawyers is to maintain and improve the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice, and the ethics of the profession. The American College of Trial Lawyers, founded in 1950, recognizes and honors those trial lawyers in the United States and Canada, who are the very best. They come from every facet of the trial bar. Membership is only by invitation after an intensive investigation to confirm that a candidate is a truly out-standing trial lawyer who demonstrates the highest degree of professionalism, ethics, and civility. Fellows must have been active in the trial practice for at least 15 years and recognized as being among the very best trial lawyers in their state or province by the judges they practice before and the opponents they try cases against. In addition, they must have the important quality of collegiality.