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April 2-3, 2014
VRLC’s Senior Counsel Colby Bruno is the keynote at:

Call to Action: Creating and Maintaining Safe Campuses

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Incidents of gender violence (including sexual harassment, sexual assault, interpersonal violence, and stalking) prevent members of our community from fully participating in the diverse and rich experiences our classrooms and co-curricular activities provide.  Join us and members of the Western NY higher education community as we discuss, examine and collaborate to create best practices in the prevention and response to incidents of gender violence on campus.




April 10, 14, and 28, 2014
Survivors of sexual violence are welcome to attend the Portland, Oregon screening and dialogue of:

“Surviving Sexual Violence on the Streets”

April 10th 4:45-6:45pm PST
April 14th 9:00-11:00am PST
April 28th 2:45-4:45pm PST

For location details, please email




April 16, 2014
Brown Bag Lecture: Oregon’s new Sexual Assault Protection Order

12:00-1:00pm PST

VRLC Portland is hosting a brown bag lecture series for VRLC pro bono and other lawyers on Oregon’s new Sexual Assault Protection Order (SAPO). Oregon’s new SAPO, which went into effect January 1, 2014, allows victims of non-intimate partner sexual assault to petition the court for a civil protection order to help keep them safe in the community. Join VRLC Staff Attorney Sheri Osher to learn more about Oregon’s SAPO, including eligibility requirements, filing procedures, and the full scope of protections and relief available. For details, email Mary at




April 17, 2014

Twitter Chat with Executive Director Stacy Malone

11:00am-12:00pm PST, 2:00-3:00pm EST

VRLC Executive Director Stacy Malone will be available via Twitter to share resources and engage in a conversation around sexual violence and how existing civil laws can be used to meet survivors’ needs. Ask questions, post comments, and share links by including hashtag #SAAM and @VictimRightsLaw in each of your tweets. 




April 24, 2014

Webinar: Justice Is More than Jail
Using the Civil Legal System to Help Meet Sexual Assault Victims’ Most Urgent Needs

10:00–11:30am PST (1:00–2:30pm EST)

Legal advocacy and representation in the civil justice arena is a critical complement to the remedies and rights available to sexual assault victims through the criminal justice process. After completing this webinar, participants will be able to identify some of the unique issues confronted by victims of non-intimate partner sexual assault, and better understand what advocates, lawyers, and other responders can do to access civil remedies to promote victim healing and recovery. The webinar will address victims’ rights and remedies in the employment, housing, privacy, education, immigration, safety, and other arenas, and provide participants with the opportunity to explore how to “issue spot” victim needs and develop strategies to meet them. Join VRLC Deputy Director Lindy Aldrich and Staff Attorney Kelsey Worline for this foundational webinar. To register, visit




April 24th, 2014

Take Back the Night

5:30-8:00pm PST

VRLC Portland will be tabling at Take Back the Night/Bike Back the Night, sponsored by Portland State University and our partner agency, Portland Women’s Crisis Line. Come join us in supporting victims’ rights! For a complete list of PSU SAAM events, see here:




April 25, 2014

Pro Bono Attorney Training at Seyfarth Shaw LLP

12:00-2:00pm EST

Please join the VRLC in leading a new response to sexual violence by participating in the Rape Survivors’ Law Project (RSLP) pro abono ttorney training at 

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Two Seaport Lane 
Boston, MA 02210

This training will address the realities and dynamics of sexual assault, how to effectively and sensitively work with a victim of sexual assault, the best practices applicable to our most common pro bono cases, and any questions you may have about your work as a RSLP attorney. As a RSLP attorney, you can provide the legal representation needed to restore victims’ lives in the wake of sexual assault.
To attend, please RSVP to SPACE IS LIMITED.