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National Center on Law & Elder Rights: Introduction to Trauma-Informed Lawyering

  • 19 Aug 2020
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • WebCast

Introduction to Trauma-Informed Lawyering

When: Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET.

A trauma-informed legal practice aims to reduce re-traumatization and recognize the role trauma plays in the lawyer-client relationship. Integrating trauma-informed practices provides lawyers with the opportunity to increase connections to their clients and improve advocacy. The prevalence of trauma among older adults and its impact on the attorneys assisting them implores legal services attorneys to adopt trauma-informed practices to strengthen the lawyer-client relationship and prevent secondary trauma. This webinar will explore the basics of trauma-informed lawyering and how any attorney can bring trauma-informed practices into their everyday work.

Presenter will share:

  • An overview of what trauma and trauma-informed lawyering is and how it is beneficial to legal services attorneys serving older adults.
  • Strategies for implementing trauma-informed practices.
  • Ways to make your organization more trauma-informed.

Presenter: Vivianne Mbaku, Senior Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging

 Closed captioning will be available on this webcast. A link with access to the captions will be shared through GoToWebinar’s chat box shortly before the webcast start time.

This training will be presented in a WEBCAST format to accommodate more participants. Due to the high volume of participants, computer audio will be the only option to listen to the presentation. No telephone call-in number will be provided. Please plan accordingly. Thank you. 

This webcast will be recorded and available on our website shortly after the presentation. The recording and training materials will also be emailed to all registrants within a few days after the training.

The webcast will take place on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET.


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