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National Sexual Violence Law Conference

The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) is delighted to announce a two-day legal conference in San Antonio, Texas! This conference will bring together lawyers from around the country to use the civil legal justice system to better respond to the needs of sexual assault survivors. Lawyers interested in strengthening their legal expertise in practice areas key to serving sexual assault survivors such as privacy, safety, housing, immigration, education, employment, and emerging issues alongside a nationwide network of lawyers are encouraged to attend.

When: March 17 - 18, 2020

Where: The Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX

Who: Attorneys/legal professionals from legal aid, coalitions, nonprofits, and private practice. Information on Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) grantee registration coming soon.

Cost: $425.00 per person
NOTE: Space is limitedAttendance is limited to 135 participants. Please register soon to secure your spot.

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Registration          Agenda          Hotel 

 

Registration

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Registration details for OVW Grantees coming soon!

Please Note: We encourage you to pay via credit card using the button above, as space is limited. Registration fees paid by check will not be considered complete until your check has been received. Your registration will not be considered complete until your payment and pre-conference survey have been received, at which time the VRLC will send you an e-mail confirmation. We suggest that you NOT make travel arrangements until you receive this confirmation. Please note that registering and submitting payment does NOT guarantee your participation.

Refund & Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests must be received by February 23, 2020. No refunds will be given after this date. Cancellation and refund requests must be given in writing and must be e-mailed to the VRLC. An administrative fee of $200 applies to all cancellations made at any time (including prior to February 23, 2020). Refunds will be processed within 30 days following your request.

Agenda

Please note: Agenda is subject to change.

The National Sexual Violence Law Conference will feature 3 tracks: Track One will consist of workshops on Emerging Issues; Track Two Skill-Based Workshops; and Track Three of sessions on Fundamentals. Please note that participants are not limited to one track, and are welcome to switch between tracks at any time.

Day One: March 17, 2020

     Time

  Track

     Presentation

     8:00 – 9:00 am

     Registration

     9:00 – 10:30 am

All

     Opening Plenary

     10:30 – 10:50 am

     Break

     Session 1:
     10:50 am – 12:15 pm

1

     Shifting the Paradigm: Serving Survivors of Non-Intimate Partner
     Sexual Assault

2

     Conducting an Advocate Review of Police Sex Crime Files

3

     Starting the Survivor-Client and Attorney Relationship Off Right

     12:15 – 1:30 pm

     Lunch (on own)

     Session 2:
     1:30 – 2:50 pm

1

     Expanding Your Program to Serve Sexual Assault Survivors Who Are Minors

2

     The Economic Impact of Sexual Violence and Navigating Consumer
     Protections for Survivors

3

     Safety Planning with Adult Survivors of Non-Intimate Partner Sexual Assault

     2:50 – 3:10 pm

     Break

     Session 3:
     3:10 – 4:30 pm

1

     Duties to Warn and Protect: Beyond Tarasoff

2

     Defamation: Skills-Based Training

3

     Protecting Survivors' Confidentiality: Practical Considerations

     Session 4:
     4:30 – 5:30 pm

All

     Vicarious Trauma: Turning Awareness Into Resiliency

Day Two: March 18, 2020

     Time

   Track

     Presentation

     Session 1:
     9:00 am – 10:20 am

 

1

     A Difficult Conversation: What Victim Advocates Need to Know
     about Persons Who Cause Sexual Harm

2

     Drafting Skills to Create Effective Prevention Programming in
     Settlement Agreements

3

     Accessible Practices: Representing Survivors with Intellectual and
     Developmental Disabilities

     10:20 – 10:40 am

     Break

     Session 2:
     10:40 am – 12:00 pm

1

     Civil Legal Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault in Custodial Settings

2

     Research Report: Summary of Findings from Interviews with Civil Legal
     Services Providers

3

     Supporting Student Survivor’s Education Needs

     12:00 – 1:20 pm

     Lunch (on own)

     Session 3:
     1:20 – 2:40 pm

All

     Centering Racial Equity and Social Justice in Our Legal Practices:
     Strategies for Organizational Transformation

     2:40 – 3:00 pm

     Break

     Session 4:
     3:00 – 4:20 pm

1

     Safety Planning with Immigrant Survivors

2

     Emergent Education Issues within Campus Resolution Processes

3

     TBD

     4:20 – 5:00 pm

     Closing

Hotel

The Menger Hotel

204 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Click here to book!

You may also go to the Menger Hotel website, enter the Group Code 031620NSVL, and enter the travel dates to check availability.
Please Note: You must identify yourself as part of the National Sexual Violence Law Conference to secure the per diem room rate. Please do not make travel or accommodation arrangements until the VRLC has confirmed your attendance via e-mail.