Attorneys and Advocates: Working Together to Improve Domestic and Sexual Survivor Outcomes 

Audience: Attorneys and KCSDV Member Program Advocates and Staff Only

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Join the KCSDV Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) staff and a panel of attorneys and advocates for a discussion of best practices, tips, and methods for working together to ensure effective legal representation. This training will include a discussion of appropriate communications between all parties involved, privileges, and conflicts.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about advocate confidentiality and attorney-client confidentiality
  • Learn ways advocates and attorneys can increase the effectiveness of legal representation of a survivor
  • Learn examples of best practices for working together to improve the legal outcome for the survivor

Date & Time

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (CST)


Vivien Olsen, JD,
LAV Managing Attorney

Kerrie Lonard
KLS Managing Attorney

Karen Ebmeier
Thompson-Hall P.A.

Emily Voss
Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA)

Sarah Balderas
Balderas Legal Group, LLC

Noah Cantin
Court Advocate, Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas

Shannon Reid
Court Advocacy Coordinator, Willow

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Registration Deadline:
October 7, 2021

Register soon, space is limited!

How to Register:

To register, Create an account and login, then select the number of people you want to register and click “Register Now.”

The Zoom join link for this event will be emailed to all approved and complete registrants on October 1, 2021.


We are committed to creating environments where we see our own and each other’s full humanity and everyone has the ability to thrive and fulfill their full potential in learning environments. Every effort will be made to ensure equitable access at this event.

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please select your needs on the online registration form or contact Teresa Gallegos at Requests should be made at least 14 business days prior to the event.

Live Virtual Training Technical Requirements

WebcamA webcam is encouraged for participation from all registrants. If you need assistance with webcam access, please contact

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Vivien Olsen, JD,
LAV Managing Attorney or 785-232-9784

Genevieve Akins,
LAV Advocacy Coordinator or 785-232-9784

Teresa Gallegos
Training and Education Manager or 785-232-9784

Training Hours: 1.0

Approved 1.0 CLE credit in KS and MO

This project was supported by Grant No. 2016- WL-AX-0003 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

  •  October 12, 2021
     12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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