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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 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.


Detailed agenda coming soon!

The conference will feature three separate content tracks this year focused on providing new and compelling content for any attendee, regardless of level of expertise or practice area. All three tracks can be self-selected by attendees based on interest. Track One will provide lawyers and legal professionals new to working with sexual violence survivors a space to build their intake and issue spotting skills and learn about specific civil legal practice remedies necessary for survivors. Track Two will be geared towards those wishing to deepen their practice with advanced practice management and substantive topics including effective supervision, working with clients with I/DD, supporting incarcerated survivors, and more. Track Three will bring together experts to engage with emerging legal practice issues including new developments in the Title IX arena, cultivating social justice and racial equity within our organizations, and avenues to incorporate restorative justice into our approaches to respond to the needs of sexual assault survivors.


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.