Sep 17, 2020 04:30 PM in Vancouver. Register here.
Trauma-informed lawyering is an essential and long-overdue competency for all legal professionals. Providing trauma-informed legal services is foundational to mitigating the effects of the access to justice crisis – including the barriers many experience to accessing services – and building stronger, safer relationships with clients and colleagues.
In this 2-hour webinar, we will explore the key takeaways from Golden Eagle Rising’s soon to be released Trauma-Informed Legal Practice Manual. In becoming trauma-informed, one will learn about the neurobiological effects of trauma, the likelihood for trauma in clients and witnesses, how to adapt initial engagements with clients, and which examination techniques and litigation approaches minimize (re)traumatization.
ALL legal professionals who work in high conflict or highly traumatizing areas of law will benefit from the adoption of trauma-informed practices in the workplace, as they can also help foster a positive work environment, improve mental health, and contribute to long-term retention.
This presentation is being given by Myrna McCallum, a Cree-Metis lawyer and host of “the trauma-informed lawyer” podcast, launched in partnership with the Canadian Bar Association. The presentation is intended for legal advocates, lawyers, law students, and all other legal professionals which interact with clients and/or potentially traumatizing legal issues.
Participants in this webinar may claim up to 2 hours of CPD with LSBC, including 2 hours of practice management credit.