Searchable Databases

This members-only area contains:

AMICUS BRIEFS.  A database of amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs authored by NCVLI and others, submitted to state and federal courts nationwide, fully searchable by topic, jurisdiction, and year.

CASE SUMMARIES.  A database of summarized judicial opinions from across the country touching on victims' rights (summarized by NCVLI staff attorneys to highlight the victims' rights issues at stake), fully searchable by topic, jurisdiction, and year.  This collection is an up-to-date compilation of NCVLI's "Crime Victim Law Updates," which is distributed electroncially to NAVRA members on a quarterly basis.

This collection was begun by NCVLI in 2004, although some key cases from before 2004 have been added.  This collection is not an exhaustive list, but should be used as one research tool among many.

SAMPLE PLEADINGS.  A database of sample pleadings from across the country touching on victims' rights, submitted to state and federal courts nationwide, fully searchable by topic, jurisdiction, and year.  Pleadings are submitted by NCVLI attorneys and victims' rights attorneys across the country.

 

Attorneys must independently review and analyze the cases and pleadings on this site, including any subsequent history.  These databases are intended for educational purposes only. NCVLI makes no warranty regarding the current status of the cases cited or summarized, nor the accuracy or utility of the sample pleadings or amicus briefs.

 

 

This project was supported in part by Grant No. 2008-DD-BX-K001, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Justice.