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A longtime crime victim lawyer, John Leighton continues his commitment to these clients by teaching law enforcement and crime victim advocates about the civil justice system.  In conjunction with the National Crime Victim Bar Association, Mr. Leighton spoke to police, social workers and crime victim advocates to explain how they can empower crime victims when the criminal justice system often does not.  The full day training included explanations of types of civil cases, including those brought against the criminals themselves as well as businesses who fail to provide reasonable security, lighting, training or supervision.  As the author of the two volume text Litigating Premises Security Cases, as well as being the Chairman of the American Trial Lawyers Association’s Inadequate Security Litigation Group since 1996, Leighton has spoken to legal and lay audiences about negligent security and crime victim litigation in dozens of states and in Canada.

The National Crime Victim Bar Association, part of the National Center for Victims of Crime, works with lawyers who represent crime victims. The Association helps law enforcement and social service agencies, administers disaster programs, and advocates on behalf of crime victims. Mr. Leighton is a charter member and sits of the Board of Advisors.