The Right to Privacy in the Age of Technology in the Courtroom & COVID-19

  • May 5, 2021 - 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM

Privacy has long been recognized as a fundamental right, one that is critical to a crime victim’s ability to move forward, heal and thrive. Victims’ right to privacy exists in state and federal law, and victims’ rights attorneys have litigated a multitude of privacy issues that commonly arise in criminal cases. The COVID-19 pandemic prompted adoption of technology by courts and litigants at a rapid pace. Protecting privacy during this shift has been challenging; and as attorneys seek protective measures in this unprecedented world of remote court proceedings, ensuring that reversible errors are not injected is also challenging. This interactive session will discuss the landscape of technology in the courtroom, identify risks to privacy posed by pervasive use of technology in light of COVID-19, articulate strategies to protect victim privacy; and identify potential issues that may be raised in legal challenges. The session will also discuss NCVLI’s Rights in Systems Enforced (RISE) Project, and how NCVLI and the victims’ rights clinics funded under the Project can be a resource to litigants.

* 2 General CLE Credits *

About the Presenter: 

Amy C. Liu is the Senior Appellate Attorney at the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) in Portland, Oregon. In this capacity she works on NCVLI’s litigation efforts to advance victims’ rights nationally, crafting strategic litigation plans, writing amicus curiae briefs and counseling other attorneys on effective legal advocacy. In addition, as part of the NCVLI Legal team, Ms. Liu provides legal technical assistance to attorneys and victim advocates nationwide on crime victims’ rights related topics. Ms. Liu also creates and presents at online and in-person trainings on a variety of victims’ rights law topics. Ms. Liu served as the NCVLI Liaison with the American Bar Association’s Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence from 2019-2020. Before joining NCVLI, Ms. Liu worked in student services at the University of Iowa College of Law and also practiced law as a litigation associate in the Los Angeles offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. Ms. Liu clerked for the Honorable Audrey B. Collins and the Honorable Robert J. Kelleher of the United States District Court, Central District of California. She received her BA in Economics/Business and JD from the University of California, Los Angeles.  Pronouns: she/her/hers.

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