Clients often seek legal assistance in times of extreme vulnerability. It is crucial for lawyers to be able to identify and address the effects of trauma, and to understand the impact of trauma on their client’s behavior. Understanding trauma and its role in the court and justice system will enable attorneys to better advocate on behalf of their clients.
At the core of a trauma informed practice is the ability to adapt and adjust one’s approach in response to the client’s triggers. Furthermore, it is imperative to develop and establish trust between attorney and client.
This course, presented by Jennifer Friedman, the Managing Director of the Center for Legal Services at My Sisters’ Place, reviews the various ways in which trauma may present itself in a client, provides tools for effective rapport building, offers concrete interviewing strategies, and presents approaches to navigating the complex and often re-traumatizing legal system.
Please be advised that this program contains strong language related to domestic violence and abuse that may not be appropriate for all audiences.
excellent presentation. My sisters place is invaluable resource in westchester county
While all of my Lawline courses have been useful. this was the best, most useful course to me in my practice. The instructor was thoroughly knowledgeable. Thank you very much for offering it!
The instructor did a great job. I prosecuted domestic violence cases in NY for 10 years. They are very difficult cases, and she did a great job of explaining some of the real challenges facing attorneys working with victims. Well done.
Outstanding information regarding the impact of DV and trauma upon the DV client; Very valuable info regarding understanding and building an effective rapport and Attorney client relationship with DV clients.
This course was excellent! Great information and a rarity among typical CLE courses. This was very good information I can actually use. Great instructor too.
Very good information
This was an excellent presentation. great practical tips!
Outstanding presentation. Highly recommended.
Speaker's passion for advocacy is obvious and contagious.
This was very informative!
This was incredibly interesting and very cogently presented!