Legal Basics and Online Resources – Virtual – November 2021

Legal Basics and Online Resources

Audience: KCSDV Member Program Advocates and Staff Only

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Join the KCSDV Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) staff and increase your knowledge of legal basics. Because many survivors need or request assistance with legal matters, it is crucial to understand the difference between civil and criminal law and essential legal proceedings. However, while advocates support survivors, advocates must maintain boundaries and avoid any unauthorized practice of law. During this training, advocates will learn how to help clients navigate the civil and criminal justice systems while providing advocacy and support. In addition to providing an overview on the difference between giving legal advice and legal information, KCSDV LAV staff will review several legal resources, including the LAV Project, KCSDV website, and Kansas Legal Services website.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the general difference between civil and criminal law
  • Understand civil lawsuit proceedings
  • Recognize the difference between providing legal advice and legal information
  • Increase knowledge of legal resources

Date & Time

Friday, November 19, 2021

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (CST)

** This training has been rescheduled. The original training date was 10.5.2021 **


Vivien Olsen, JD,
LAV Managing Attorney

Genevieve Akins,
LAV Advocacy Coordinator


Registration Deadline:
November 15, 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

  • Zoom Platform: We recommend that you have the most current version of the Zoom client on your computer. If you already have Zoom loaded, please be sure you have updated to the newest version from this page.
  • Chrome: The Connect site works best with the Google Chrome browser. You can use another web browser, but some features may not work as well. You can download the Chrome Browser from this page.


Vivien Olsen, JD,
LAV Managing Attorney

Genevieve Akins,
LAV Advocacy Coordinator

Teresa Gallegos or 785-232-9784

Training Hours: 1.5

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.

  •  November 19, 2021
     11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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