Trauma-Informed Lawyering

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Trauma-Informed Lawyering
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Wed 19 February 2020
Wednesday 19 February 2020
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Attendees will gain a basic understanding of trauma, as well as skills for supporting clients who are survivors of trauma.

This February, the Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) is offering its "NVRDC Pro Bono Training: Trauma-Informed Lawyering".

Every client brings their own personal experiences to a case. A history of overlapping traumatic experiences can affect a client's participation in the justice system, even when that history is seemingly extraneous to the case.

We proudly acknowledge the pro bono attorneys in DC who strive to honor the experiences of their clients who are survivors. These attorneys go above and beyond, using their own abilities to amplify survivors' stories and to seek justice. This work is incredibly important, yet it can present unique challenges and opportunities for deepening skills in communication and trauma-informed legal practices.

Please join us at Latham & Watkins to learn the basics of representing clients who have experienced trauma.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
  • Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Location: Latham & Watkins, 555 Eleventh Street, NW, Suite 1000 Washington, DC
  • Presenter: Bridgette Stumpf, Executive Director
  • Details: Lunch will be provided. Please relay dietary restrictions during registration.

This training will cover:

  • The impact of trauma on the brain;
  • How clients’ trauma affects legal representation; and
  • Best practices for attorneys working with survivors of trauma.

Attendees will gain a basic understanding of trauma, as well as skills for supporting clients who are survivors of trauma.

Participants: This training is primarily designed for attorneys interested in (or already committed to) DC pro bono opportunities, but other colleagues are welcome to attend, space permitting! There is no requirement that participants commit to a pro bono matter in order to attend. This event is offered free of charge.

Space is limited! Please register by Sunday, February 4, 2020, at 5:00 pm. Questions? Contact Renee at probono@nvrdc.org.

About NVRDC: The Network for Victim Recovery of DC empowers victims of all crimes to achieve survivor defined justice through a collaborative continuum of advocacy, case management, and legal services.

NVRDC is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, and employment. To request an accommodation, contact NVRDC’s Pro Bono Coordinator at least ten (10) days in advance at probono@nvrdc.org.

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