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  • Description
    Publicity surrounding child abuse—sexual, physical and mental—have greatly increased the degree to which these crimes are reported. And yet, there are an untold number of child victims who remain silent. The appointment of mandatory child abuse reporters, which includes attorneys in Oregon, is one measure being utilized to counter the culture of silence surrounding this type of abuse. Attorneys in Oregon, as part of their responsibilities as mandatory child abuse reporters, are required to complete regular training in child abuse reporting as part of their continuing legal education. Presented by Peter Janci of O’Donnell Clark and Crew, LLP, a civil litigation attorney specializing in the representation of victims of child sexual abuse against perpetrators and institutions that do not take action against child abuse, this CLE course will provide a detailed overview of the reporting required by Oregon attorneys, explain the relevant laws and their significance and the procedures for reporting. The course will also explain the penalties and liabilities for failure to report and for erroneous reporting.
  • Instructor Bio

    Peter Janci

    Crew Janci LLP Partner Peter B. Janci has represented more than one hundred victims of sexual abuse over nearly a decade. These cases have regularly put Peter up against large and powerful institutions, including: the Catholic Church; the Mormon Church; the Boy Scouts of America; federal, state and local governments; and other public and private institutions of trust. Peter strives to obtain exceptional results for his clients through zealous advocacy and creativity.

    Peter has represented more than one hundred victims of sexual abuse over nearly a decade. In Spring of 2010, Peter Janci served as part of the Plaintiff’s trial team in Kerry Lewis v. Boy Scouts of America — a child sexual abuse trial in Portland, Oregon that resulted in a $19.9 million verdict for the Plaintiff. Peter has tried a number of jury and bench trials, in addition to representing clients at arbitration and meditation. Peter has also helped obtain dozens of other significant settlements for other survivors of sexual abuse.

    Peter Janci began his advocacy for victims of sexual abuse in 2005 when he first met his mentor, Kelly Clark (deceased), a founding partner of O’Donnell Clark & Crew LLP. Peter first became involved in advocating for survivors of sexual abuse in religious institutions by researching and co-authoring a scholarly article with Kelly Clark and another attorney entitled: “Of Compelling Interest: The Intersection of Religious Freedom and Civil Liability in the Priest Sex Abuse Cases,” 85 Oregon Law Review 481 (2006). For almost a decade, Peter Janci worked closely with Kelly Clark at the law firm of O’Donnell Clark & Crew, representing victims of sexual abuse. Following Mr. Clark’s death in late 2013, Peter and Steve Crew decided they could best continue this legacy by forming a new firm that was solely focused on advocating for victims of sexual abuse and other crimes. That firm is Crew Janci LLP.

    Peter Janci’s advocacy for survivors of sexual abuse and other crimes goes beyond traditional lawyering. Peter advocates for legislative changes to extend greater protections and access to justice for children and the vulnerable. Peter also regularly writes and presents about sexual abuse, crime victims’ rights, mandatory reporting, and related issues. Peter Janci also appears in local and national media to advocate for his clients and offer insights about sexual abuse and child protection issues–including in the Associated Press, the New York Times, the New York Daily News, and other leading news outlets. In addition to his work representing victims of sexual abuse and other crimes, Peter selectively accepts a limited number of other serious personal injury cases including cases advocating for victims of catastrophic injuries, psychological/psychiatrist malpractice, and wrongful death.

    You can read more about Peter B. Janci here

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