Ethics: Balancing Justice and Victim’s Rights


Live Webinar: Ethics: Balancing Justice and Victim’s Rights

60-minute presentation 

1.00 CLE Credit

We regret that this upcoming webinar is postponed due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts. Our keynote speaker is no longer available for this timeframe, but we are working diligently to reschedule based on his availability. For those of you who have already registered, we will reach out to you directly regarding your options for this course. Thank you for your patience as we navigate rescheduling of this webinar.

The culmination of a case typically occurs with a prosecutor’s decision on case resolution.  Many factors go into this ultimate decision.  First and foremost, a prosecutor must have a firm grasp of ethical obligations.  Another key factor is the knowledge that a fair and just resolution will look different based on the specific details of the case.  At the forefront of those considerations are both safety of the community and victim’s rights and wishes.  While on its face, it may not appear that the concerns for community safety and victim autonomy are opposing goals, however, prosecutors may find themselves with cases in which those these goals may not align.  This CLE explores the considerations involved in making the ultimate decision on resolving a case whether that be by plea or trial.


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NDAA’s mission to serve and support prosecutors and their staff. In consideration of this commitment, NDAA requires that all those in attendance of our programs currently work in or work closely with prosecution: NDAA invites prosecutors, lawyers and paralegals in local, state, tribal, federal and military government attorneys’ offices. If you are not sure about your eligibility, please contact


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Rick Amato

State's Attorney

DeKalb County

DA Amato was re-elected as The DeKalb County State’s Attorney in 2020.  Prior to his first term and after he served as an assistant state’s attorney in the same office, he established a career building small, regional law offices that specialized in criminal defense work throughout the northern half of Illinois.  His passion lies in teaching his staff to use their legal skills to serve and help others.  He chose to run for State’s Attorney in 2016 after witnessing the decline and decay of the office as it passed through 5 State’s Attorneys in 6 years. His goal was to re-establish and rebuild the office as a stable force that the community could depend on to deliver what is right and just.  He positioned the office to balance our nation’s concerns for criminal justice reform while holding the most dangerous offenders accountable.

Continuing Legal Education Credits: 1.00 hour

Continuing Legal Education Credits: 1.00-hour NDAA has applied for CLE credit in Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. based on state requirements and guidelines. All other attorneys seeking CLE credit should contact their state bar for more information. At the conclusion of the course and after completion of the electronic evaluation survey, all attendees will receive a uniform continuing education certificate that they may use to report their continuing education hours to their state bar or reporting agency. Questions regarding CLE can be directed to


Ethics: Balancing Justice and Victim’s Rights
08/28/2023 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
08/28/2023 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
9 Questions
CLE Certificate of Attendance
1.00 General credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 General credit  |  Certificate available