The Trauma Informed Practice & Lawyering Skills – Declarations, Witness Preparation and Merit Hearings

The Trauma Informed Practice & Lawyering Skills – Declarations, Witness Preparation and Merit Hearings

Event Date: 03/16/2022
Recording Available 7-14 Days After Event Date
Format Length CLE Eligible
Video Roundtable 60 minutes No

By integrating trauma informed skills into your practice, you not only authentically and empathetically connect with your clients, you also drive efficiency and more productive outcomes on your clients’ cases. Trauma and re-traumatization effects memory, linear thinking, and the ability to present perfected testimony. In this roundtable we will discuss how to work with clients who suffer from trauma, and learn simple skills to help your clients avoid repeated re-traumatization at all stages of representation.

Discussion Topics

  • How to Recognize Trauma and Signs of PTSD
  • How to Avoid Further Traumatizing Your Client and Limiting Complications Related to Memory, Recall and Disassociation
  • Improve Case Outcomes by Employing Trauma Informed Skills, Psychological Evaluations and Medical Records

This roundtable is available only to AILA members and not CLE eligible. AILA University Video Roundtables are free learning opportunities for AILA members provided via a weekly schedule of live video programming for members to come together from across the country and world to discuss hot topics and network with colleagues in the field. Video Roundtables are part of AILA University programming and each session is hosted by faculty selected for their expertise.

Anna Rivera Rodgers, Longmont, CO

Cassie Gillespie, LICSW, University of Vermont, CWTP Workforce Team Lead, Underhill, Vermont

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.