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END GUEST HOST SESSION - Thank you for participating in OVC's Web Forum Guest Host Series. We hope this discussion will help you better serve crime victims. Please continue to discuss this and other topics...
OVCRC
10/13/2011
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Do you know how to acquire funds to cover the pro bono services provided?
M. Rutherford
10/13/2011
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Paula Pierce
10/13/2011
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2. In addition to making a referal to the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Office, what other assistance options do you recommend for helping victims address the tax implications of the fraud they endured?
Kathleen
10/13/2011
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Paula Pierce
10/13/2011
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1. Please give a few specific examples of pro bono assistance you are familiar with that was provided to federal financial fraud victims?
Kathleen
10/13/2011
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carol Ring
11/07/2011
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Russell Butler
10/13/2011
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Are you aware of any training programs available to attorneys, to learn the nuances of providing services to victims of financial abuse?
Thomas
10/13/2011
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Paula Pierce
10/13/2011
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Is it possible to secure pro bono services from attorneys that don't normally provide those types of services?
ConnieL
10/13/2011
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Paula Pierce
10/13/2011
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Going back to the question about the biggest challenges ... if there is a case with hundres or thousands of victims, what is the best way to reach them with limited resources (which often accompany pro bon...
JL
10/13/2011
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Russell Butler
10/13/2011
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Russell Butler
10/13/2011
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Who could I contact/email to ask legal questions?
Inv. Smith UPD
10/13/2011
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Russell Butler
10/13/2011
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What are the biggest challenges to prosecuting identity theft cases, pro bono or otherwise?
Bethany M.
10/13/2011
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Russell Butler
10/13/2011
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Are there any types of financial abuse cases that wouldn't be able to receive pro bono services? Or that someone would choose not to help without compensation? I wouldn't want to send someone to an office...
Vance
10/13/2011
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Paula Pierce
10/13/2011
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Hi, Do either of you have any experience or knowledge which you can share regarding id theft victims who need expungements due to criminal records created by id theives using their name as an alias in the ...
Crystal Utley
10/13/2011
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Paula Pierce
10/13/2011
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Crystal Utley
10/13/2011
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Paula Pierce
10/13/2011
arrow icon (answer continued) Texas also has a state stolen identity fi...
Paula Pierce
10/13/2011
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Paula Pierce
10/13/2011
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Why are foster children increasingly becoming victims of ID theft and how can foster children protect themselves?
James Griffin
10/13/2011
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Russell Butler
10/13/2011
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Russell Butler
10/13/2011
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1. What is your suggestion and approach to how we can help victims if after the initial investigation agent found no direct harm to victims and the case is completed it is later discovered that PIIs were ...
Barb Vanarsdall
10/13/2011
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Paula Pierce
10/13/2011
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Russell Butler
10/13/2011
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Crystal Utley
10/13/2011
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Russell Butler
10/13/2011
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Russell Butler
10/13/2011
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Paula Pierce
10/13/2011
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Paula Pierce
10/13/2011
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Russell Butler
10/13/2011
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Paula Pierce
10/13/2011
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Russell Butler
10/13/2011
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How can we locate pro bono attorneys that will take these cases?
Shaun
10/13/2011
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Crystal Utley
10/20/2011
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Paula Pierce
10/13/2011
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What is the best way for me to find and engage a pro bono provider for the financial abuse victims I work with? This is one resource that our agency is severely lacking, and we have yet to figure out how t...
Tenley McHarg
10/13/2011
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Jaimee
10/20/2011
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Russell Butler
10/13/2011
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Russell Butler
10/13/2011
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START GUEST HOST SESSION - The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Russell Butler and Paula Pierce to the OVC Web Forum. They are available to answer your questions on providing pro bon...
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