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Trauma-Informed Care for Attorneys Working with Victims of Crime
This training will provide attorneys with a comprehensive understanding on how to work with victims utilizing different skills based on what they learn about the effect that traumatic events (e.g domestic violence, sex assault, and other crimes) have on the brain. For attorneys who work directly with victims of crime, understanding the complexity and specialized nature of the impact of trauma on a victim is imperative to provide competent representation and diligent fact-finding. When a client is seeking legal services after a traumatic event, their engagement with the world around them, and particularly legal services, is significantly impaired. A traumatic event, or events, create lasting changes on a victim’s brain which can create challenges in communication, organization, and interpersonal boundaries and requires a specialized knowledge and training to diligently represent victims. Through this training an attorney will recognize symptoms of trauma and know what questions to ask and how to ask them in order to solicit the information needed to provide competent representation. Further, this training will explain secondary trauma and the effect that it could have on an attorney who is representing victims of crime. Attorneys attending this training will leave with concrete skills on how to proactively manage the impact of working with victims and decrease the risk of burnout. This training has been approved for 1 General and .6 Ethics CLE. This webinar is free.

Oct 28, 2020 12:00 PM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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